If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, 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'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way instead of inputting your domain in the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to protect the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.