Important Things You Should Know Before Installing an SSL Certificate Print

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SSL Requires a Dedicated IP Address

A private SSL certificate requires its own dedicated IP address.  You can add a dedicated IP to your hosting plan at any time, the price of a dedicated IP address is £2.50 per month. When ordering an SSL certificate, a dedicated IP address will not be added automatically to your account as you may ube using the certificate elsewhere.
If you plan to use your SSL Certificate with a hosting plan you hold with MediaBlaze Hosts then you will need to request this addon via your account dashboard.

Changing to a Dedicated IP Address Requires Time to Propagate

When switching to a dedicated IP, the IP address of your website will change, and the DNS will subsequently need to propagate (update) worldwide, which requires approximately 4 to 8 hours. 

This means that some visitors will be able to view your website at the new IP address immediately, while others will not be able to see it for up to 8 hours after the change to a dedicated IP address.  Planning ahead can minimize the impact.  For example, we don't recommend switching to a dedicated IP address when you are in the middle of a promotion or advertising campaign.

Only One SSL certificate per cPanel Account

On all of our accounts that utilize cPanel, there is a technical limitation of one SSL certificate and one dedicated IP per cPanel.  If you would like to have more than one SSL certificate (for a different domain or subdomain), you will need to create another cPanel account. 

More Than One Secured Domain Per Certificate Allowed

Although there is a limit to the number of SSL Certificates per individual cPanel, it is possible to have more than one secured domain name or subdomain incorporated into a single SSL Certificate.  This is achieved by purchasing a multi-domain SSL certificate or a wildcard SSL certificate, Although more expensive than a regular, single-domain private SSL, you are able to have all the secured domains and subdomains within a single account. They all can share the same dedicated IP address, which saves both the cost of maintaining separate accounts and purchasing more than one dedicated IP.
To order a Multi-Domain SSL or Wildcard SSL, please call us to discuss your requirements.

SSL Certificates Are Issued on an Annual Basis

SSL Certificates are usually purchased with a 1-year expiration date, although we do offer 2 and 3 year expiration date certificates.  Before a certificate expires, you will need to renew or purchase a new SSL certificate with a new expiration date.

Despite sometimes being referred to as renewing an SSL certificate, technically you are purchasing a new certificate with a new expiration date.  Although typically we are able to process SSL Certificate orders within 24 hours, due to the potentiality for complications, we recommend that you purchase a new SSL certificate at least one week prior to the expiration of your current SSL certificate.


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