If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually 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 online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which 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
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected in 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 can save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the info of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to protect the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.