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Can we install SSL in shared hosting, without dedicated IP ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by myeddie7, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. myeddie7

    myeddie7 Member

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    Hello,

    I have a lot a requests from clients to install SSL in shared hosting. But they don't want to spend extra money to buy a dedicated IP.

    My question is, can we install SSL in shared hosting, without a dedicated IP ?


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    Hello,

    You can install "one" shared SSL certificate on the server without having a dedicated IP ( refer SSL FAQ ). But it is not a way to install SSL for client's domain. If they need an optimum solution, ask them to buy dedicated IP; cPanel - apache still not support multiple SSL hosts / IP.

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  3. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Even when we do support wildcard SSLs and UCC SSLs, those will require purchasing an SSL that is a far higher cost than a standard SSL certificate. Individual customers will not be able to purchase a standard SSL and have it function on the main shared IP address for multiple different domains and accounts.
     
  4. subtract

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    I bet the answer is can't be done but i'll ask anyway.

    I've got a cPanel VPS just has 1x Domain, 1x IP, DNS/mail done elsewhere pointing back to this VPS.

    I want to setup an SSL certificate on this only IP, however cPanel says "no",

    SSL install aborted due to error: Sorry, you must have a dedicated ip to use this feature for the user: blahblah! If you are intending to install a shared certificate you must use the username "nobody" for security and bandwidth reporting reasons.

    How can I force the install?

    This VPS will only ever host this 1 domain name.
     
  5. cPanelMichael

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    You can use "nobody" as the username when installing the certificate. Please note that some additional steps are required when using this method, as mentioned on this thread:

    Cannot Install SSL Certificate

    Thank you.
     
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