So I'm in a curious situation in that I am using a particular server to host things, which I can't host anywhere else (it has access to user databases etc which can't otherwise be accessed). I've been in quite a bit of discussion with the sysadmin at it looks like the only way to run our site: www.foo.com over https may be through some sort of proxy.
Currently, users go to www.foo.com and are redirected to https:// host-server.com/foo, as there is an SSL cert installed on that. I want users to be on https:// www.foo.com.
I'm told that for various reasons it's going to be very difficult to add an additional SSL cert to the host server.
So I was wondering if it is possible to have the DNS records point to a new server, which then creates the HTTPS connection with the browser. Then it forwards requests to https:// host-server.com/foo and feeds the replies back to the original requester.
Does this make sense? And would it be at all feasible? My experience with SSL is limited at best, so thanks in advance for your help :)
ps gaps in hyperlinks as ServerFault was getting unhappy with the number of links I was posting!