If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is protected. Typically 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 if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the website shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.