If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the shared website hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the Internet site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the info of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.