[FX.php List] [OFF] Basic SSL & DNS clarification

Jonathan Schwartz jschwartz at exit445.com
Fri Feb 15 07:41:16 MST 2013


Sorry. I  got one of those answers wrong. ;-(

For perspective, the wildcard cert provides ultimate flexibility, but at a cost. For just the two domains you use in the example, the cost of a wildcard cert versus two individual certs is double (rapidssl: $199 vs 2 x $49 ).  If the domain count is likely to grow or cost is not an issue, the wildcard is a good choice.

It boils down to cost versus convenience versus what your goal is.



On Feb 14, 2013, at 5:02 PM, Joel Shapiro wrote:

> Hi all
> Just seeking some basic clarification on SSL certs & DNS w/ domains, subdomains, etc.
> 1) Given the following two sites:
> abc.domain.com/apples/
> abc.domain.com/bananas/
> Is it correct that these two sites:
> a) Can share one SSL cert
> b) Must be on the same server
> 2) Given the following two sites:
> apples.domain.com/
> bananas.domain.com/
> Is it correct that these two sites:
> a) Must each have their own SSL cert
> b) Can be on the same server or on two different servers
> TIA,
> -Joel_______________________________________________
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