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SSL for Godaddy subdomains pointing to EC2 - third party?

Our main site is hosted on Godaddy, and we have subdomain A records pointing to ec2 instances. We want to secure the subdomains with a wildcard SSL certificate, but in the Godaddy request wizard which option should we select? Presumably the 'Third Party or Dedicated Server' option?



Yes, the Third Party or Dedicated Server or Virtual Private Server (VPS) without Simple Control Panel, as long as you are not hosting it in Godaddy's servers with their hosting control panel. This is the case as your site is hosted in a VPS outside your Godaddy's account. Please read instruction #9 on this link from Godaddy's site.

Comments (3)

  • +0 – Thanks. Just to clarify, our main site '' is hosted by Godaddy, but I altered the A records of the subdomains '' and '' to point to our static EC2 IPs. A Godaddy wildcard certificate, as I understand it, will automatically cover any subdomains and the main site. So we still need the Third Party certificate? — Feb 28, 2013 at 23:38  
  • +0 – The wildcard matches only for *, not your root domain( But you can make it work for both by using the subjectAltName set to, * - check this link for help… — Feb 28, 2013 at 23:49  
  • +0 – Also -… — Feb 28, 2013 at 23:50