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Wildcard SSL Certificate (6 posts)

  1. selfmade64856
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I've got a question that I hope somebody can help me with. I'm running WPMU 2.8.2. I have multiple customers within my platform that would like to use the Paypal Pro plus other "On Site" payment gateways.

    The problem is that on a WPMU installation if you want to install a SSL Certificate you need a Private IP. With a private IP you are only allowed 1 SSL Certificate ( I know about the Multiple Domain (UCC) Certificate, but this still limits the number of customers to any particular WPMU install and is a little spendy ), I have customers that use their own personalized domain such as and I also have customers that use one of our subdomains such as

    If I install the Wildcard SSL Certificate this will enable me to secure all my subdomain customers.

    If I install a SSL Certificate for one of my customers that own a personalized domain then I cannot install the Wildcard so all of my subdomains and the rest of my personalized domain customers would be SOL.

    What I want to do is this. Since even the personalized domains such as is REALLY located at, is there a way to:

    1. Install Wildcard for all subdomains so that only checkout page is secured.
    2. Make it so that if someone clicks on the "Proceed to Checkout" button for

    (which is unsecured) they are forced to go to


    (which is secured)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know that there HAS GOT TO BE A WAY TO DO THIS, I just don't know exactly how to achieve what I want to do in this case.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Courtney Bostdorff

  2. selfmade64856
    Posted 14 years ago #

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  3. selfmade64856
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Bumpidy bump, what a jackass!..... see what insomnia does to you? :)

  4. andrej1c
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I would LOVE to know if there is a good solution to this. We're running multiple domains and multiple subdomains off of the same MU and the first one just requested Zen Cart installed with SSL. Uh-oh.

    The route I think might work for us (we use WHM and cPanel) is to...

    1. Set up a cPanel account tied to the domain name that will need to have SSL
    2. Purchase an additional IP address from our hosting provider of our self-managed server
    3. Make sure WHM is pointing the domain URL to this new IP address (on the same server)
    4. Make sure DNS is pointing to the new IP address
    5. On the new cPanel account make /home/newaccount/public_html/ a symbolic link pointing to /home/ourwordpressmuaccount/public_html/

    I hope this will work for me. If anyone sees a step that won't, feel free to let me know ASAP - before I spend too much time going the wrong direction.


  5. wpmuguru
    Posted 14 years ago #

    "On the new cPanel account make /home/newaccount/public_html/ a symbolic link pointing to /home/ourwordpressmuaccount/public_html/"

    In the apache config you can specify that the document root of mutliple vhost entries is /home/ourwordpressmuaccount/public_html/.

    Also, SSL runs on a different port than regular http so you could have a different vhost entry for each:


  6. andrej1c
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Both good points, @wpmuguru. I forgot that I should be adding an entry for the 443 port to httpd.conf (via an include file).

    As soon as I get the SSL certificate installed successfully I should be in business.


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