If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Typically 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 that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud web hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.