From what I've read and researched (here, other places) I'm almost certain what I'm asking will not be possible but any alternative suggestions are welcome.
I have a server with a Public IP address and no domain name. I've got a valid SSL cert on it but Public IP address based SSL certs are being done away with by CAs by November 2015.
I'm setting up a new FQDN domain for the server and getting an SSL cert for it, that's not an issue.
So, I will need to redirect all the current links of
https://www.example.com/ and this is where the problem lies.
While the certificate is still valid, the redirect won't be an issue but once the Public IP address expires I won't be able to renew it and the Public IP address https links will always give a warning about the expired certificate.
Most of the questions about this type of redirect all say just renew the certificate for the original domain but since my server SSL cert is just for the public IP address I cannot renew the SSL certificate.
If it matters, I'm using Apache 2.4