Re: SSL and multiple websites

From: Karl Levinson [x y] mvp (
Date: 10/28/02

From: "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:38:47 -0500

Actually, I believe it is one cert per name, not IP. Also, I understand you
may be able to purchase certs now for wildcards such as *,
although some clients such as [I think] Windows 2000? without SP1 may need a
patch or get a non-fatal but annoying error message when the site is

It is true that host headers do not work with SSL, but you can still use one
cert to host multiple web sites, as long as the name is the same or includes
a wildcard. To do this, use different port numbers. For example, and are two different
sites using the same cert.

To make it easier for web site users, you can even set up folders on your
web server using host headers for different web sites that redirect to the
two sites above. For example, can redirect users
immediately to while and/or can be set up to immediately redirect users to

I believe has all the info on this and more.

"Consultant®" <> wrote in message
> ssl does not work with host headers, it can only bind to the ip. you will
> need a separate ip and separate cert to host 2
> "JJ" <> wrote in message
> news:f3d201c27eb4$95f52800$37ef2ecf@TKMSFTNGXA13...
> > I have only 1 IP, and hosting 2 virtual websites
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >one cert per ip
> > >
> > >
> > >"JJ" <> wrote in message
> > >news:a12101c27eb0$8495d130$39ef2ecf@TKMSFTNGXA08...
> > >> I have 2 websites within same domain (
> > >> one website (site A) configured to host only
> > >> and all other URL will routed to
> > the
> > >> other (site B.
> > >> I obtain 1 SSL cert and installed on both websites (they
> > >> reside on the same IP)
> > >> but when I type I am
> > >> redirected to (site A)
> > >> Do I have to purchase two cert for two virtual websites?
> > >> Thanks for all info
> > >
> > >
> > >.
> > >

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