SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way instead of inputting your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the information of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick 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 as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to protect the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.