If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person 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 real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting packages, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a risk-free and trustworthy website without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the information of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.