Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed 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 chance to protect the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the information in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.