Redirects and SSL Question

raindog308

Member
Apr 16, 2012
20
0
51
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
An account has example.com as its domain, hosting on a dedicated IP to allow for SSL.

example.com has a redirect rule (setup through cpanel) that does an HTTP 301 to redirect all traffic to Example Domain

So would I buy an SSL certificate for Example Domain then? Or example.com?

I know SSL handshaking happens before the virtual hostname but it's not clear to me how redirects play into that.
 

quietFinn

Well-Known Member
Feb 4, 2006
1,222
87
178
Finland
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

Kimshybabe

Registered
Jan 29, 2013
3
0
1
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
You need to buy SSL for www.example.com instead of example.com

RapidSSL Certificate and all GeoTrust SSL Certificates support www or non www domain version in single SSL Certificate

Condition: You need to buy SSL for www.yourdomain.tld
 

jimarmstrong

Member
Mar 1, 2013
7
0
1
Saint Petersburg
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
The first choice should be to buy an SSL for /www.example.com instead example.com however it would be good to secure connection for both www and non www. There are numerous of SSL certificates from Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust, RapidSSL which offer this privilege at competitive prices.