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need an advice

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by antsaoo, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

    Oct 1, 2008
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    So i decided to take SSL cert. and i thought that the domain i bought from namecheap is good for it , sounds like imgsharing site + i can use it for more since its privacy protected.

    Now i can only take dedicated ip with HG on my main domain and if i want to change it they want me to remove all addon domains (which i think would mean no traffic goes thru)

    So should i just go for it or is there some other good hosting where its easy to put my ssl or should i make new account on HG and use the 0.01 code again wonder they like it ?

  2. crashed

    crashed Senior Member

    Aug 13, 2008
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    Behind the VPN...
    Ok, i'll try and explain a bit though i've been up 40+ hours now so not sure how well i'll do...

    A SSL Certificate is tied to a Common Name (which is the domain name). A Certificate issued to www.domain.com will not work for domain.com and vice versa. And requires a dedicated IP to use (the reason for this technical and im not going explain here unless u need me too).

    A addon domain is a term used with shared hosting to describe having the same website show under different domain names (for example going to domain1.com shows domain.com). Hence because the SSL Certificate has been issued for a specific domain (in our example domain.com) these addon domains on the same site will cause a Certificate Error/Warning which will also look bad for your reputation.

    Now what I would do personally is
    - Remove the AddOn Domains and get HG to set up the SSL Cert
    - Create a new account for 0.01 using one of the AddOn domains, and then set up a redirect page on this website to redirect people to the other domain using a permanent 301 redirect which will keep any SEO ranking you have built up on the addon domains

    Hope this helps,