Wildcard SSL for Mainsite, and LetsEncrypt for mapped domains but HOW?

So I am trying to get my head around SSL certs.

I know that a Wildcard SSL will be fine for my main AND subdomain sites.

But whats the deal with mapped domains? Can these sites deploy something like this https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-encrypt ?

So basically a wildcard SSL for the main-site.com and main-site.com/subsite ?
and for the main-site.com/sub-site that is mapped to example.com use an LetsEncrypt cert.

Hope that all makes sense. But is it doable?

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello redhillcreative,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    That is logical and should be absolutely doable. In fact, it's a pretty common practice now to use multiple certificates, especially in a configuration: one wild-cart cert for the main site and sub-domains and multiple separate certificates for mapped domains.

    However, I'm not sure if that particular plugin will let you achieve this. I never tested it but it seems it creates certs/setups for entire network "in bulk" and may not support mapped domains. Therefore, I think that the idea of one wild-card cert and multiple LetsEncrypt certs for mapped domains will work fine, you will still need to "manually" obtain/install certs for mapped domains.

    if you have any additional questions, let me know please.

    Kind regards,

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