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Hi,

I am interested to become a webfaction user for my webapp. But I need to have a SSL certificate for HTTPS. I read Webfaction allows it with SNI, but I read too that SNI is not supported by browsers on Windows XP, which is still a large share of the market (25%).

I read that I can still buy a dedicated IP Address and to buy a SSL certificate from a provider and that you install it on my webfaction instance.

How does it work ? for example, what do I have to do after my subscription to webfaction to enable the SSL certificate on my instance with a dedicated IP Adress ?

Is the cost for a dedicated IP address still 5$/month ?

Is there anything else I need to know ?

Thanks by advance Bastien

asked 10 Oct '12, 04:33

bastien
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Yes, the cost is still $5/month for a dedicated IP address, and we can have an IP address provisioned - all you need is a valid SSL certificate ready before you order the IP.

You can simply open a support ticket or upgrade request and order an IP address. The IP address provisioning process usually requires between 48 and 72 hours.

For many applications (for example, a website admin interface), SNI is sufficient. However, if you need a dedicated IP address to support browsers which don't support SNI, that option is still available.

Lastly, it's not correct that "SNI is not supported by browsers on Windows XP" - it's actually supported by Firefox and Chrome, so it's only Internet Explorer which does not support SNI on Windows XP. This usually reduces the share to much less than 25%, although still significant.

Hope that helps!

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answered 10 Oct '12, 04:41

ryans ♦♦
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edited 10 Oct '12, 04:47

Thanks Ryan, perfect answer for me. Bastien

(10 Oct '12, 04:43) bastien

Are you able to use one dedicated IP with multiple sites on one certificate (widchart for subdomains, etc.)?

(09 Mar '15, 19:44) ibobik
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