If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Normally 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 which does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from another seller and regardless of the web hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the Internet site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the information of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to protect the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.