Using DNS and SSL on same IP address

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by paulb, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. paulb

    paulb New Member


    I have just signed up for a new VPS plan and have 2 new IP addresses issued. I have established these as my nameserver IP's (ns1... and ns2...). I have read around the internet that I can also use one of these IP addresses for a SSL certificate for my host domain - i.e. no 3rd IP required. Does anyone know if Known Host will allow m,e to do that in cPanel?

    Thanks, Paulb
  2. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    From what I just read it looks like you can since DNS and SSL run on different ports. You won't be able to do anything else with that IP though and make sure that it's not your shared IP as only the domain that the SSL cert is for can be on that IP.
  3. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member


    Using DNS and SSL on the same IP, as Dan mentioned, is not a problem at all. In fact, if I had to take a guess at the percentage of servers that do this I'd say it's 80+% handle DNS+Apache (Port 80 and 443 (for SSL)) on the same IP. This is default cPanel configuration as well.

    Let us know if you have any problems accomplishing this.
  4. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hey Jonathan,

    I think you meant on the same IP, no?
  5. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    Ahhh yup. It's a Monday.....
  6. paulb

    paulb New Member

    Thank you all for you response!!

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