If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed 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 online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the Internet site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the information of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you input the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.