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I currently run a number of domains on the same VPS with a managed provider. Each domain would require their own dedicated SSL certificate for ecommerce security, and also require access to a bunch of common scripts that each domain uses. (These scripts are in a central location on the server and each domain can access them).

With the current VPS solution, I am only capable of having one of the two requirements (Either dedicated SSL certs, or files that every domain can access; impossible to have both on a number of VPS hosting I have looked at).

Seeing both of these are a requirement, is there a server configuration that would allow this? Linux or Windows? Managed or unmanaged? ... recommendations?

On my local machine, running WAMP, files can be shared among domains but I have yet to investigate SSL functionality.

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There is absolutely no technical reason that prevents multiple virtual hosts -- with different SSL certificates -- from accessing the same files, provided they're all hosted on the same system. There's not any real relationship between a URL and your filesystem, and you're free to have and point at exactly the same files.

Multiple independent SSL certificates typically requires multiple IP addresses (in general, you can't do named-based virtual hosting over SSL). A single system can host multiple IP addresses, although your VPS provider may require that systems only have a single unique IP (which may be the root cause of the limitation you've encountered).

Certainly some VPS providers support this (e.g., Linode addresses this explicitly).

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