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Domain as hostname

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by efuzone, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. efuzone

    efuzone Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2011
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    We always use cpanel hostname like and purchase ssl for it. Is it also possible we mae hostname and purchase ssl for it. Then if someone open cpanel or webmail he will be moved to /
    #1 efuzone, Mar 27, 2015
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  2. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst

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    The hostname cannot be just a domain name. If you make it just a domain name, it will break mail, among other things. The hostname must always be fully qualified. Stay with host.domain.tld; domain.tld will cause problems.

    Note that cPanel now supports SNI for the services in Home » Service Configuration » Manage Service SSL Certificates, if your operating system supports SNI (CentOS 5 does; CentOS 6 does not). That will allow you to install an SSL certificate for a domain on the cPanel service, without changing the hostname to just a domain and breaking mail.
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