Looking for Hosting Companies that Meet the Following Criteria
SSL is mentioned first because this is most important. This is not a single domain or wildcard SSL cert. It's relatively new and unique. It's for the purpose of securing multiple domains on one account without having to have an entirely separate hosting account, dedicated IP and SSL cert for every single domain (which is what traditionally had to be done and obviously can get very expensive if you run many websites).
- Multi Domain SSL Certificate
- Linux Server
- Unlimited Storage, Bandwidth, MySql DBs and Addon Domains
BlueHost/HostMonster - This is what I currently use and is perfect in every way except their system does not support multi-domain certs and they have no intentions of adding such support.
Please share hosts that meet the criteria and share a personal note about your experience with the company.
List of Hosts that Meet the Criteria
HostGator - Tested and was not very pleased with the overall user experience. Didn't have the ease of use and control I'm used to with BlueHost/HostMonster.
Same problem-Don't want new host
I use Bluehost and I'm looking for a solution other than getting a new host. Bluehost said get a wildcard SSL (but this is not cost effective for me).
My site seems to working except in IE - my login page is kicking out a 403 message. This wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication may interest you.
"To support SNI the SSL/TLS library used by an application must support it and the application must pass the hostname to the SSL/TLS library. Further complicating matters the SSL/TLS library may be either shipped as part of the application or may be a component of the operating system. As a result of this some browsers support SNI on all operating systems while others only support it on a subset of operating systems. As of 2011 most web browsers and SSL libraries have implemented support for SNI but there are still a large number of users still using combinations of browser and operating system that do not support it."
"Apache 2.2.12 or later using mod_ssl (or alternatively with experimental mod_gnutls)" is listed as a compatible config on the server side. Bluehost is 2.2.23 - I'm checking on the mod issue.
I'll keep you posted.