If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than typing your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to preserve the data of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.