I have a few self hosted servers on my domain and my main website is hosted on Godaddy itself. One self hosted server needs an EV Certificate and we didn't want to change that, but I figured the others could all use one wildcard certificate.
This is the GoDaddy wildcard cert page https://www.godaddy.com/web-security/ssl-certificate/wildcard-ssl-certificate
After you purchase the cert you find out in the control panel that you can either use that wilcard cert on your hosted site OR on your own self hosted server even though it clearly states on the page in the link above, the cert can be used to secure multiple subdomains on multiple servers.
So I started a support chat and just ended up feeling stupid.
I'm more interested in where it says, before you buy a wilcard cert, that it can't be used on a goddady hosted site and self served subdomain.
Ah. That would just be generic knowledge. There would be no way for us to list all the possible scenarios for things that work and don't work with SSLs
I assume you mean because you don't have the key I should know that it can't be used on my servers and yours.
It would be because of how the servers are secured on the backend of the shared hosting.
In the end he offered to change the wildcard cert out for multiple named certs.
Here's the question. Why couldn't this be done? Couldn't they just install the cert on the hosted servers and then provide the certficate and key file for me to use on my own servers? I know that's not an ideal situation but realistically it's all my domain and I'm already trusting them to host my secure site.