If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.