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SSL on server root domain

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tylerl, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. tylerl

    tylerl Active Member

    Dec 11, 2009
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    I'm sure someone MUST have mentioned this before, because it's got to be a common issue, but search yielded nothing relevant. So here we go:

    My domain name is "" where I resell hosting services. I have a server called "" controlled by cpanel. The IP address mappings are as follows:
    [default IP address for new domains]:

    This mapping is confirmed in the DNS tool and using "dig" from the command line.

    Everything works fine until I try to put an SSL certificate on Even though is on an IP of it's own, the "show IP address usage" tool incorrectly lists as sharing with, and indeed the SSL certificate installation fails. I check the generated httpd.conf file, and find that is indeed incorrectly attached to -- in direct conflict with the DNS settings.

    Not to be deterred, I move to "Show IP address usage" now lists them on separate IPs, so we should be fine now. I go to install the SSL certificate, and it fails again! What? Why?

    I run /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf and find that against my will, has now MOVED to! Refreshing "Show IP Address Usage" now reflects that move; and has been vacated. The DNS records STILL list the name as correctly pointing to -- but apparently WHM is paying no attention to it's own configuration.

    The "solution" that I've heard is to register another domain name: something like, and change the server name to "". That's not a solution. That's a workaround.

    This is crappy.

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