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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:53 PM #1

Hi all

I am finding it impossible to find an awnser to this issue. I have a multi store installation. I purchased an SSL Cert for one of the domains.

The way is is setup is that I have a dedicated IP address with the hosting setup on this. I have then assigned the three domains to point to the IP.

But when I activate the SSL it give a warning that the cert is being spoofed and says the hosting belongs to one of the other domains.

 

surely there must be some form of documentation in relation to getting this setup.

 

Alan



 
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:36 AM #2

Certs are based on domain name and not IP.  If the domain names are all different (ie. abc.com, 123.com, xyz.com) then you will need a separate cert for all 3.  If they are just subdomains of a domain (ie. 123.abc.com, 456.abc.com, 789.abc.com) then you can use just one cert.

 

There is also a multi cert you can get but last I checked, it was cheaper to get separate certs.



 
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:29 AM #3

Hi all

I am finding it impossible to find an awnser to this issue. I have a multi store installation. I purchased an SSL Cert for one of the domains.

The way is is setup is that I have a dedicated IP address with the hosting setup on this. I have then assigned the three domains to point to the IP.

But when I activate the SSL it give a warning that the cert is being spoofed and says the hosting belongs to one of the other domains.

 

surely there must be some form of documentation in relation to getting this setup.

 

Alan

 

If you use cPanel, you can get free COMODO/cPanel certificates for each domain name on the server.

 

If you want a cheap Geotrust Rapid SSL, you can order it here https://goo.gl/gd2gI3


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:58 AM #4

Trouble is that cpanel only supports one ssl per account without using manual extensions to apache's httpd.conf (include files). easiest way to manage is with a multi-domain ssl. But they generally are not cheap.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:07 AM #5

I am using free Lets Encrypt,

 

https://letsencrypt.org/

 

my host set it up for all multi storefronts I got..


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:12 AM #6

I am using free Lets Encrypt,

 

https://letsencrypt.org/

 

my host set it up for all multi storefronts I got..

 

The domain names of the multi storefronts have each a separate account on the server, or are they set up as addon domain names under your main account? Also do they have same shared IP of your main domain, or do they have dedicated IPs?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:42 AM #7

The domain names of the multi storefronts have each a separate account on the server, or are they set up as addon domain names under your main account? Also do they have same shared IP of your main domain, or do they have dedicated IPs?

Ok my main problem now is to get the domains configured and working with the storefronts first and then sort the SSL.

 

I had the three domains working by directing the A records from two of them to the dedicated IP of one which had the site software on and has a dedicated IP.

 

This worked for visiting the storefronts etc.

 

The issue is that this would not work for installing SSL Certs.

 

So I have removed the Cpanel account of one of the domains and made it an alias of the main domain. This work in that it send the domain the the software installation and will allow for the installation of the SSL Cert.

 

But CS Cart no longer directs to the storefront of the aliased domain.

 

Surely there has to be documentation on how this should be setup.

 

Alan



 
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:45 AM #8

Trouble is that cpanel only supports one ssl per account without using manual extensions to apache's httpd.conf (include files). easiest way to manage is with a multi-domain ssl. But they generally are not cheap.

My main issue here is that I do not know the basic setup first. I am unable to find any documents which detail out how the domains should be directed to the main site.

If I have not fundation then it is impossible to sort the rest.

 

Alan



 
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:00 AM #9

Did you follow this tutorial? http://docs.cs-cart....ure_cpanel.html


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:17 AM #10

They use same IP. First it was as alias domain, but now they somehow rebuilt it. Public_html is now a link to main site.

 

 

The domain names of the multi storefronts have each a separate account on the server, or are they set up as addon domain names under your main account? Also do they have same shared IP of your main domain, or do they have dedicated IPs?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:00 PM #11

Cpanel acts as a front-end to the apache configuration file httpd.conf.  It builds this base file and that file will include other files at various "levels" if those files exist.

 

Cpanel by default accepts only 1 SSL cert per cpanel account and by default this is applied to the primary domain name associated with the cpanel account.

 

If your storefronts are in a subdirectory of your main domain (foo.com/subdirectory) then the one main certificate will work for those domains.

 

If it's a wildcard certificate, you can apply that certificate to the subdomains of the main domain (sub1.main_domain.com, sub2.main_domain.com).

 

If it's a multi-site certificate, then you can assign that certificate to the parked/addon domains you have configured for your store.(foo.come, bar.com, etc.com).

 

If you want to use individual certificates for each storefront then you have to use the cpanel include files for each specific domain that will point to the SSL certificate FILE related to that domain.  It is possible to use but is a manual setup.  Your hosting might be able to help you if you get beyond the tier-1 support.

 

Single site certs are cheap to free.  Wildcards are more expensive and multi-site certificates are the most expensive.  So you can trade $$ for time/risk/experience.  Note that cpanel is not usually very good about maintaining some of this stuff when it upgrades.  So risk to your business of doing any manual configuration using cpanel extensions is higher than simply using a wildcard/multi-site certificate.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:57 AM #12

HI Guys

Thanks for all the help, I now have this fixed an running,

For now I only a cert for one of my domains, this is not the primary domain. but my hosting company futurehost installed it for me.

I have not asked yet if there will be an issue with adding the extra certs or not, as I am not quite ready with the other storefronts.

 

Alan