SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to secure the information of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.