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Unsure about a few SSL things

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Parcye, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Parcye

    Parcye Well-Known Member

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    Hallo,

    I am looking into getting an SSL cert for my site and possibly for more sites.

    But now I am under the impression that each site needs its own IP. Is this true?

    What kind of cert makes the addressbar green? (IE7+)

    Can I setup my domain from cPanel or do I need stuff doing in WHM ?

    At the moment all sites are on the main server IP.

    The server has 5 IP's, but in potential 15 sites wanting SSL.

    Regards,

    Colin
     
  2. MikeDVB

    MikeDVB Well-Known Member
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    Hi!

    Each site you want to have an SSL certificate of it's own will require it's own cPanel account and it's own Dedicated IP.

    Extended Verification Certificates will allow this - you should contact the SSL Certificate provider to ask them if you are unsure before you order.

    It depends on how the server is set up but I would venture to say you would need to set the IP and the SSL Certificate inside of WHM.

    You'll have to move each one that you want to install SSL on to it's own cPanel and IP.

    Then you will need 15 IP addresses in addition to the primary server IP so at minimum 16 IPs.
     
  3. Parcye

    Parcye Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the answers.

    It is 'shocking' that you need an IP for each domain with SSL.

    I will look into the SSL opties.
     
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    Not exactly. Each SSL certificate will need its own port. Technically, you could have every site on the same IP address, but different ports. So you could have https://1.2.3.4:443 (443 is the default port, so it wouldn't be required) then you could have https://1.2.3.4:444, :445, and so on.

    The downside is the user must type in the port to reach the site, something you're not going to see in production environments. Other than that, that's how SSL works.
     
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    I don't know what's shocking about it?

    Very nice summation of how it actually works. Most end-users of shared hosting don't really care to know that much information and I've even had some ask what a port was so I've always gone with the more simplistic explanation.
     
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