Transfer SSL to new host


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I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have a RapidSSL certificate on a website not hosted at KH and now wish to transfer hosting here to my KH reseller plan. Both hosting plans use cPanel/WHM.

When I transfer it I will obviously need a new fixed IP for the SSL and therefore the SSL will have a different IP address to that on the old server. My question is can I re-use the same SSL certificate (still has 6 months to go before expiry).

Any help would be appreciated !!
Your certificate was more than likely issued for a specific domain name rather than an IP address, so as long as that stays the same it will probably work.

If you're unsure, you can see what your CA put in the relevant "common name" field of your certificate with the following command:

openssl x509 -in yourcertificatefilehere.crt -noout -text | grep "Subject:" | awk 'BEGIN { FS="[A-Z]+=" } { print $7  }'