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Multiple SSL websites with differtent certificates on one droplet (LAMP setup)

  • Posted on July 7, 2014
  • marcelAsked by marcel

I was searching for multiple IPs connected to one droplet to enable SSL but then read that this would not be nessecary and that there would be coming a guide on how to setup SSL for multiple domains on one droplet.

I have an apache webserver, also virtualmin installed. I would like to have SSL (different certificates) for 2 virtual servers on this droplet.

Is this possible, and if yes, how would I set this up?

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One (major) disadvantage of using SNI is the fact that it is not supported by Windows XP.

Although XP is end-of-life it is broadly used (especially in large enterprises) and still has a market share of more than 25%: Wikipedia: OS Market Share

This means if you run a web shop etc. you will kick out one quarter (!) of potential customers…

The only (but little bit more expensive) way to serve all browsers is to use a multi-domain SSL certificate. It allows you to include multiple host names (up to 100) in one single cert: Multi-Domain (SAN) SSL Certificates

If you use a self-signed certificate just for testing or a private box, just add your domain names as SAN (Sunject Alternative Name) when creating your CSR.

Thank you!