We are planning to start a service, which will allow people to host their applications on our cloud. In a nutshell, a developer would upload a directory (containing his application) and a domain will be generated for him, for example http://app.124erert34.example.com. These projects will be created on the fly by the developers, i.e. we don’t have a list of sub-domains in advance.
After reading the rate limit documentation and reading different topics in this forum, I got to the conclusion that the best option for us would be to buy a “wildcard” certificate (*.example.com), so all the subdomains will be covered. Please correct me if there is a better option.
Now, here is my question and the problem I’m struggling with:
The service will allow people to assign custom domains to these project, so http://myawesomeprg.com will point to http://app.124erert34.example.com using CNAME. The point is that it looks like in this case we will hit the limit very easily. I understood there are two possible solutions:
- To add our domain to the Public Suffix List.
- To fill this form, which would allow us to go beyond the limit. This option should be faster then Option 1.
Have I understood everything correct? Are these really the best options?