Recently I contacted my shared hosting provider about setting up private SSL for a few of my sites. I have several sites hosted under the same plan (the plan allows for unlimited domains). However, I was told that since it is shared hosting and ultimately each site runs from the same IP address, I could install only a single certificate and secure only 1 of my sites (since each certificate requires a dedicated IP).
The other option they gave me was to use a shared certificate; this is unacceptable since the browser would generate a certificate warning. My question is: is this typical of shared hosting providers or could I find one that allows me multiple private certificates? I am currently developing several sites and would like to keep costs at a minimum which is why I am not yet upgrading to VPS or dedicated hosting. Thanks.