Do I Need a Separate IP Certificate? I've been told by my webhost that for letsencrypt to work I need to purchase a separate IP certificate

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My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):?

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):?

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):I don’t know

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):CP1


I think the IP certificate you mentioned is actually dedicated IP…

In short, no you don’t need an IP certificate…
You could use an dedicated IP to avoid some older clients who don’t support SNI (server name indication) and that’s mainly all the difference between dedicated IP & shared.

Thank you

We can’t control your host’s policies or interpretations, but I agree with @stevenzhu. It sounds like your host has either misunderstood or misstated something (perhaps an issue about SNI and old browsers), or else simply wants to charge you extra to allow you to use Let’s Encrypt certificates.

Thank you. I have purchased a dedicated IP.

It now looks like I’m getting Not Secure messages in my browser. The host says give it 24 hours, but I’m not happy about it.

It looks to me like the host didn't look closely.

The problem is that (which has a working certificate) redirects all connections to The certificate presented only covers, not the base domain name The certificate should most likely be reissued to cover both names.

A separate certificate for the base name (by itself) was issued yesterday

but doesn't seem to be in use on the site at all.

Thank you. I’m not very good at these things, but I fully understand what you’re saying. Thanks again for the help.

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