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    SSL Certificates and IP addresses

    With LetsEncrypt free SSL Certificates becoming available in a couple of weeks time, I was thinking about what would be involved in starting to use a certificate.

    Reading past messages on the forums suggested that in the past a dedicated static IP address would be required.

    However looking at the LetsEncrypt forums, it suggests that this is no longer the case:

    https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/...rtificate/1113

    Does UH support "server name indication" (SNI) - or is it still necessary to buy a dedicated IP address?

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    Hello Keven

    Yes in order to install an SSL on our servers you will need a dedicated IP for the site in question (we do not offer SNI support at this time).
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    Any plans to support SNI in the future?

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    We will be introducing SNI but I can't give you a specific date yet, it is part of a larger set of upgrades due at some point next year.
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    Any word on where things are at with this?

    I'm happy using LetsEncrypt and Certbot, so if SNI is still not available, is getting a static IP all I need to do? I couldn't see anything in the billing area to order one.

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    Is there any update in letsencrypt.org certs. I received an email from google saying that they will start to penalise one of my site if it doesn't support SSL soon.

    If I have my own server, can SNI be implemented ?

    William

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    Quote Originally Posted by macscan View Post
    Is there any update in letsencrypt.org certs. I received an email from google saying that they will start to penalise one of my site if it doesn't support SSL soon.

    If I have my own server, can SNI be implemented ?
    I opened a support ticket about this and they just tried to sell me a bunch of stuff. After I persisted, they said SNI "is still being tested and due first quarter of 2017", and I still didn't get an answer on support for Let's Encrypt.

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    Hi

    We already support all of this on cloud and dedicated.

    For shared it is not so easy due to the version of CentOS we currently use, we have to finish a planned upgrade to our shared platform before we can roll out support for SNi and Let's Encrypt hence our normal support team may not be fully aware of the status.

    Thank you,
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    Matt, I have a dedicated server, what do I need to know in order to start offering letsencrypt certs? Is there any disadvantage to using those as opposed to the paid ones?

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