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Multi-subdomain SSL on Shared Server

Category: Ssl

2012-08-21 5:01 pm EST

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I just saw this question asked before ( and I have a similar scenario. However, I don't have true subdomains, they are all redirected to the main domain by my htaccess file. However, since the SSL is read before the htaccess file, browsers shows the security warning, which I don't want. I am using shared serving (for now) as well. Would I need multiple SSLs on my shared server as well??

I've talked with a rep and he mentioned there is no multi-(sub)domain SSL cert available through inmotion and I need to get a 3rd party cert. I was looking at ( SSL Wildcard option since it allows for multi-subdomain under a single domain. Would that work for my case? Keep in mind I am using shared server for now, but will most likely be migrating to VPS or dedicated later.


Hi Scott,

Ugh no way to reply on here so just editing question and posting reply here...

Sorry if I am a bit hard-headed, but you mentioned shared servers are limited to 1 SSL per cpanel, but the 3rd party (wildcard) SSL I provided should be 1 SSL. Why would that not work? I mean I will be moving to VPS soon, but in meantime I want to get this working...


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43,761 Points
2012-08-22 10:59 am EST
Hello hiya83,

Thanks for your question about multi-subdomain SSL on Shared Server.

Unfortunately, due to the setup of multiple SSLs, even the wildcards cannot be used on the shared servers. They do require a VPS or Dedicated server to be installed and used. Shared servers are limited to one SSL per cpanel.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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Does the "one SSL per CPanel" apply to VPS and Shared Servers as well?
3 Points
2013-07-14 1:31 pm EST
Yes, the <em>one ssl per cPanel</em> applies to all accounts, regardless if they are Shared, VPS, or Dedicated Servers. This is due to a limitation within cPanel. You can get around this on VPS and Dedicated Servers by simply <a href=''>creating new cPanel accounts</a> within WHM.
5,399 Points
2013-07-15 9:44 am EST
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