do i need a dedicated ip address for https?

Pieter de Goeje pdegoeje at
Wed Dec 22 13:04:16 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 22 December 2010 07:53:11 S Mathias wrote:
> is it an inescapable requirement to have a dedicated [not fix] ip address,
> when i want to use ssl on my domain?

It's only necessary if you want to use name based virtual hosts with a 
different SSL certificate for each virtual host. This is most likely the case 
on a shared hosting provider like godaddy.

The problem is that the clients set up the SSL connection before they send the 
HTTP request (which contains the name of the virtual host), so the server has 
no way of knowing which certificate it should present to the client.

> happy Christmas! :)
Happy Christmas indeed!

- Pieter

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