If you'd 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's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make 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 Shared Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared web hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the data of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.