If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so 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 shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, so to save you the funds, 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.