New server installation generate extra certificates on the hostname?

nadav123

Well-Known Member
Mar 2, 2020
115
12
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Orlando, FL
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey.
I notice the SSL free certificate install the hostname like this:
Code:
server.locksmithunit.es: Attempting HTTP DCV preflight check …
        … success!
www.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
whm.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
mail.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
cpanel.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
webmail.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
cpcontacts.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
cpcalendars.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
Is not the first cPanel i installed and the Hostname certificate generates like that.
me with another an d i investigated in the docs:

https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us...rate-zone-files-for-hostname-and-nameservers-

1. Last time ( on the first cPanel i installed on GCP ) server got extra DNS zones.
I delete them of course, as the cPanel doc's recommended.

2. This time ( on the second cPanel i install on GCP ), don't have extra zones in the DNS ZONES.
This is because I create the cPanel user before setting up the hostname-free certificate.

BUT!
Free certificate generated with extra certificates (is not a big problem, is only certificates).

but just in case i am wrong, i want clarifying is fine, or need to fix it and generate only 1 certificate to the hostname?
If is fine, and i can keep it like that ( don't have extra DNS ZONES, ONLY EXTRA CERTIFICATES - WIRED :0 )

Recommendation guys?
 

nadav123

Well-Known Member
Mar 2, 2020
115
12
18
Orlando, FL
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
is the free certificate, is not something you can delete.
is something like 7 - 8 certificates in one free certificate.
this how is come for the hostname.

before that have self-hosted certificates, they were not good like cPanel free certificates.

but the free certificate ganarate for the hostname a lot of sub-certificate as i sent you in the first message:
Code:
www.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
whm.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
mail.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
cpanel.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
webmail.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
cpcontacts.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
cpcalendars.server.locksmithunit.es: HTTP DCV OK (via server.locksmithunit.es)
I attached you screenshot.

now from my experience, i know free certificates for hostname do not generate so many subdomains for the hostname.
I repeat the chackssl script couple of times, all the times the certificate generated with this subdomain for the hostname.

when i did research in your docs i found this:

https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us...rate-zone-files-for-hostname-and-nameservers-

this excetly what happened to me in the first time,
but with this cPanel i create user before, so i only got extra sub-certificates. (uselly you get extra DNS records too, but i avoid it with opening user imidate after the install)
 

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