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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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    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.
     
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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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