[HCoop-Help] IP Address Cost/Availability

Adam Chlipala adamc at hcoop.net
Sun Apr 12 07:59:52 EDT 2009

Michal Charemza wrote:
> I'll probably go for the unique IP if it's available, but I'm curious  
> as to how the senario is possible without a unique IP. Looking at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/ssl/ssl_faq.html#vhosts2 
>   (right at the end) it seems to say that SSL hosts on the same IP can  
> be differentiated using port numbers:
> - So could I then use mydomain.com:9876 or similar for https?
> - If so, then why couldn't I then use a certificate for mydomain.com: 
> 9876, to avoid warnings?

I imagine that this would work.  The main downside is that the average 
savvy web user will think of a URL with a port number as suspicious (and 
rightly so).

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