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I run a Magento e-commerce store with multiple subdomains for an affiliate program, plus a main store. Example, and are affiliates, is my main store. They all share the same code and database and the same virtual host. Currently I have a wildcard certificate which works fine for everything. However, I was looking at EV certificates to increase customer confidence (which is not possible with wildcard certificates -- or so I'm told).

What would be the simplest setup to have both an EV SSL Cert for the main store and a wildcard for the affiliate subdomains? Two virtual hosts? By the way, I'm running Litespeed as a webserver.

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Multiple Virtual Hosts sounds like the place to start but I don't know anything about Litespeed software. It doesn't look like very popular software (at least on Server Fault), if you don't get an answer here their official Forum may be a good place to look for help as well. They also offer paid support. – Chris S Jan 16 '12 at 3:47
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Having different SSL certificates on the same IP address is not really feasible. There is Server Name Indication, but it's not widely supported enough. Your only real option is to run the virtual hosts on different IP addresses.

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Yes, I will be using different IP addresses – nachito Mar 28 '12 at 3:45
Then you want two virtual hosts running on separate IP addresses, with a different SSL certificate for each IP. I'm not sure how you do that in Litespeed though. – mgorven Mar 28 '12 at 4:51

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