Wildcard SSL and WHM

I currently have a website hosted on a VPN managed by TMD Hosting and i have installed wordpress Multisite with sub domains. I have the wildcard SSL also set up but when i create a sub domain tey are not covered under the Wildcard SSL unless i go in and manually assign the sub domain in WHM. My hosting company are telling me that auto covering the sub domains with my ssl is impossible with WHM / cpanel. Is it possible to set it up so my sub domains are secured automatically or is it impossible.


  • Rupok
    • Support Ninja

    Hi Scott,

    I think forcing your subdomains to use HTTPS/SSL might solve this issue and you can easily do that with our Domain Mapping plugin. We have a blog post regarding how you can use One SSL Certificate for your entire network: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ssl-domain-mapping/

    Can you please follow this article and check if it resolves your issue? I'm quoting from the article:

    If your Multisite is set up with subdomains, then a Wildcard SSL certificate will let your customers enjoy domains such as https://site1.your-site.com and https://site2.your-domain.com.

    Go to your network admin’s dashboard > Settings > Domain Mapping and scroll down to the section labeled Force http/https (Only for original domain). You’ll be asked if you would like to force https in login and admin pages. Selecting Yes will ensure you will be redirected to the secure version of your site every time you visit, even if you do not type in the “https” prefix.

    My hosting company are telling me that auto covering the sub domains with my ssl is impossible with WHM / cpanel

    Currently in cPanel, any certificate installed has to have a domain associated with it, due to the fact that cPanel uses domains in its configuration to build the httpd.conf. However, if you install the wildcard SSL through WHM and leave it as "*.domain.com", it should create a wildcard hostname entry in httpd.conf that will allow it to work on any subdomain of that domain, assuming of course you also have a wildcard DNS entry set up. Can you please go through the following articles?

    As you are using subdomain multisite, I assume you properly created your wildcard subdomain entry in DNS settings, right? If yes, I think this will work. Can you please give it a try?

    Please let us know if you have any confusion or if you are stuck at any point. We will be glad to assist further.

    Have a nice day. Cheers!

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