[olug] SSL for Multiple Apache Named VirtualHosts on a single IP?

Phil Brutsche phil at brutsche.us
Sat Mar 6 22:53:00 UTC 2010

If you've got documentation to the contrary I'd like to see it.

With a wildcard cert more than one IP number is unnecessary.

Jay Hannah wrote:
> Oh? I love our SSL wildcard cert
> http://www.rapidssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/rapidssl/usd/wildcard-ssl-certificate.htm
> But the last time I jacked with it (3 years ago?) you still needed an IP 
> address for each site (for each Apache virtual host), or Apache wouldn't 
> start.
> Which is fine. Linux can have lots of virtual IP addresses all on the 
> same NIC card, so Apache was happy. Multiple SSL sites, multiple IP 
> addresses, one cert.
> Assuming that part of my memory is still working.
> I've got my notes in one of our tickets somewhere if anyone cares.


Phil Brutsche
phil at brutsche.us

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