If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. 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 secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.