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SSL certs and IP addresses

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tom11011, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. tom11011

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    Hi Group,

    If a customer wishes to have an SSL cert, do they require a dedicated static ip or can the certificate use the shared ip of the server?
     
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    Your client should be assigned their own dedicated IP address and then obtain an SSL cert for their domain, this is a must if their wanting to set up an ecommerce site.
    Using the servers shared cert is really mean't for clients access to cpanel /webmail
     
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    You said "Using the servers shared cert is really mean't for clients access to cpanel /webmail"

    I wasn't asking that, I was asking about the servers shared ip. Can I have multiple ssl certs on the same shared ip address. Thanks.
     
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    Hello :)

    You can actually install a SSL certificate on a shared IP address with SNI functionality if your server uses cPanel version 11.38 or higher and the OS is Cent OS 6, RHEL 6, or Cloud Linux 6.

    Thank you.
     
  5. tom11011

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    Thank you. What is SNI? Would like to learn more about it.
     
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    You can find more information about the improvements to SSL (e.g. SNI Support) that were included in cPanel version 11.38 at:

    SSL Improvements for cPanel & WHM | cPanel Blog

    You will not have to actually make any changes to your system. SNI support is built in if you use a supported OS.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks again!
     
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    Its true you can use the servers shared IP address now for SSL certs, but I doubt your client (if running an ecommerce website) would want their potential customers to know their website shares the same IP address with a few or possibly even hundreds of other "strangers" websites. It mabe safe but it doesn't "sound" secure.
     
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