Install SSL Certificate

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by quantumottle, May 2, 2014.

  1. quantumottle

    quantumottle New Member

    I know I need a second dedicated IP address to install an SSL certificate on my primary domain. This is probably a stupid question, but do I need to assign that new IP to the primary domain first, before activating the certificate?
  2. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hi quantumottle,

    If I'm not mistaken dedicated IPs are not a requirement for SSL anymore. I'm sure someone will chime in if I'm wrong but I believe that this was changed within the last year or so due to the fact that IPV4 addresses are becoming difficult to come by.
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  3. quantumottle

    quantumottle New Member

    That is very interesting, I had not heard that. I'll do some digging around to find out, thanks Dan.
  4. KH-DanielP

    KH-DanielP KH-COO Staff Member

    Dan is correct. If you are running cPanel all the latest versions from 11.38 and up support what's called SNI. This allows apache to serve multiple SSL certificates on a single IP.
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  5. quantumottle

    quantumottle New Member

    With IP's running out, this sounds like a very useful alternative. I'm searching on-line now for any potential disadvantages. I've already purchased a second IP from Knownhost, not sure if I will still use it or not.

    Thanks for the info!

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