If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't 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 Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting package which we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a website in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the info of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.