SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information that customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and will make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the website shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to preserve the information of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose 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 the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.