ljwhite

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In whm i saw the ip address of my hosted account is 66.197.130.245:80. what is the meaning? now we want to install ssl on this site, could i change the ip address to a dedicated ip address(66.197.130.245)?
Many thanks in advance!
 

fwwebs

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<66.197.130.245>:{80}
<xxxx>= IP Address
{xx} = Port

Unless you were assigned a dedicated IP when your account was set up, you are on a shared IP. This means that your account is bound to the same IP as all other users with the exception of those on a dedicated IP. In order to have your account SSL enabled you need a dedicated IP address, that can only be assigned by the root user. Assuming that you are using the shared IP, your IP must be changed. You'll need to request this through your host.
 

ljwhite

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ok, thanks, but could you tell me why we should use port: 80 for 66.197.130.245? I wonder if i change 66.197.130.245 to a dedicated ip (i.e 66.197.130.246), it would break something.
 

fwwebs

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Port 80 is standard for http, while port 443 is standard for https (SSL).

The IP that you change to must be available and assigned to the server. So if the IP is available, you can modify the account to have a dedicated IP and, with the exception of nameservers with cache'd information for your domain, every thing will work fine. Those nameservers providing cache'd information will update at some point (many times less than a day).
 

ljwhite

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Thanks. I think i can assign it 66.197.130.246, but i find ip address of one of our name server is alos 66.197.130.246. I do not know if it is ok, what do you think about it?
 

fwwebs

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If I remember correctly, if an IP address has a nameserver bound to it, it cannot be used for a dedicated IP. However, if WHM allows you to use it, give it a try.
 

jayh38

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You can use a name server IP as a dedicated IP. Most will use their ns2 address.
Just a suggestion, when you purchase your ssl, use a subdomain such as secure.mydomain.com that way you do not have to change your original site from a shared site and you can easily move it to other locations if needed without hassle, or even a different server for that matter.

If you setup www.mydomain.com/secure
then you will need to move the root domain to a dedicated IP as well.