Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this 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 preserve the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.