How to use SSL for multiple domains

If you’re a small business or individual with a website, having an SSL certificate is of the utmost importance when it comes to gaining the trust of your users and customers. But what if you have multiple websites and/or domains?

It may seem more intimidating, but actually, it isn’t. Gone are the days when you would have to get a certificate for each individual domain. Now, you can secure multiple domains under one certificate, which makes keeping up-to-date with your internet security easy.

This is ideal for businesses who want to keep things as streamlined as possible. Many web hosts (Namecheap included) offer SSL certificates alongside hosting packages, so everything you need is one place, saving businesses the time and energy of keeping track of and chasing after multiple vendors and licensing sources.

While securing multiple domains isn’t difficult, there are three different kinds you can choose from. Read on to find out which option is best for you.


Whether you decide to go for a multi-domain/SAN SSL certificate, a UCC SSL certificate, or a Wildcard certificate will depend on the number of domains and subdomains your business is hosting and whether or not you plan to expand in the future. If your multiple domains have a set number of subdomains that you don’t plan on adding to in the future, a multi-domain/SAN certificate is probably the best choice. If you have a set number of domains and subdomains in a Microsoft Exchange and Office Communications environment, then UCC certificate is what you should opt for. If you only have a single domain and plan on adding more subdomains in the future, you should choose a Wildcard SSL certificate.

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