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I have a VPS with WHM/cPanel (11.38) installed on it. I only have 1 IP and I won't be able to get any more. The VPS will only have 1 site on there.

I need to install a SSL certificate for the website, but I require a dedicated IP (as the SNI SSLs wont work on WinXP IE among others). I know this was possible a few years back on dedicated servers as I did this before but honestly cannot remember how.

Is there a way for set the main "shared" ip to be dedicated to the one site on there?


EDIT: I am aware this is not possible via the WHM UI, the answer is seek is for how I can do this manually via eg. ssh or similar. Thank you!

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closed as off-topic by Falcon Momot, Ward, Jenny D, growse, Bryan Jul 19 '13 at 15:08

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Questions concerning the use of shared web hosting by end users or resellers, rather than the administration of web hosting, are off-topic. – Falcon Momot Jul 19 '13 at 6:44
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You will have to do it manually. The problem with WHM/CPanel is they expect things to be done a certain way so there is no way around trying to get WHM to accept the shared IP as a dedicated IP.

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I remember when I did it I was manually as well via SSH, but I simply cannot remember how. Any pointers in the right direction? Thanks! – MrE Jul 8 '13 at 17:01
I asked this question on the cpanel forums as well and gave me more or less the same answer as you, so I will mark this as the answer :). (Link to thread:…) - Thanks for the help, appreciate it! – MrE Jul 9 '13 at 9:11

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