SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data which clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the website shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the data of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up 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 website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.