I've only done basic stuff with signed certificates (basically follow the instructions from CA).
I have general questions moving forward that I hope someone can answer. There are so many different kinds of certificates available and even more price points. I'm looking for an economical way to bring SSL to a number of services hosted on one physical server.
Server has a domain name:
Server also responds to aliases:
Server also responds to virtual domains:
From what I understand basic SSL from someone like RapidSSL will just cover the primary
servername.mydomain.com. What happens, then, if someone hits the virtual domain? or an alias? Do we need to get certificates for those domains as well?
What's an economical way to cover all scenarios above?
What about just covering all aliases w/in the primary domain?