If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the money, 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 could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. 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 choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your clients and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to protect the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.