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Multiple SSL Domains on Apache without Unique IPs

2009 September 1
by Eddie

So you host 13 domains on one server and want SSL certs for each domain. The cost of unique IPs is an obstacle indeed, but what if you didn’t need any unique IP addresses?

IMpossible you say? Not with the release of Apache 2.2.13!

I stumbled on this nice little feature called SNI (or Server Name Indication) that allows multiple domains to share an IP and implement SSL without showing warnings to users or confusing Apache.  I found this beauty after reading another great article on Linux Magazine, Ten Things You Didn’t KNow Apache (2.2) Could Do

So those of you running your own servers can take advantage by upgrading today!

For those of you relying on a Host you should start bombarding them with requests immediately. DreamHost members can vote up the already created suggestion  to implement this.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. July 21, 2011

    Wowza, pbreolm solved like it never happened.

  2. Eddie permalink*
    July 21, 2011


    So glad it helped. I know this proved to be a huge cost savings for me.

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