SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your website and will make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data 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 as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.