If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain name within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name 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 opportunity to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.