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multiple ip addresses on webserver

i have just set up a virtual dedicated server
and one of the options is to have up to 3 ip addresses ?

when and why would i need more then 1 ip address

thanks in advance
Thursday, March 15, 2007
if you had multiple SSL enabled websites (each SSL cert requires its own IP address).
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Thursday, March 15, 2007
Multiple SSL certificates?
Thursday, March 15, 2007
SSL requires a unique IP address.  You can share an IP among several domains, but only one domain per that IP address can have SSL enabled. See for a more detailed explanation.

Anonymous FTP is another service that requires a unique IP address.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
N has it right.  Every SSL site needs it's own IP address.
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Thursday, March 15, 2007
Also when reverse DNS is needed for multiple services.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Above comment are mostly right, you generally want multiple IP's for multiple SSL certificates, as you are restricted to one certificate per SSL connection.

However, depending on the naming of the sites, it is possible to have one certificate handle multiple site names with a wildcard certificate.

For example, if you want,, and, you can just use a * certificate.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007

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