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I have a site running on GoDaddy shared hosting, which is going to be moved over to a VPS. The site has a SSL certificate from GoDaddy.

How can I move over the certificate in a seamless way, so that the certificate is there, and all I have to do is change the DNS over?

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Do you have root access to the shared server? Is the SSL certificate a shared one or a domain-specific one? –  Nick May 17 '11 at 14:32
    
I don't have root access to the shared server (it's shared hosting after all!) I assume its domain-specific, but how would I know? –  blockhead May 17 '11 at 14:40
    
(Oops! I meant shell access.) To find out if it's a shared certificate, either a) check your account history to see if you paid for a private SSL certificate or b) browse to your site using the https address and examine the certificate by clicking the lock icon in your browser; it will have GoDaddy's address in the 'Subject name' area if it's a shared one, and your address if it's a private one. If it's a private certificate, you can transfer it in the way Paul describes below. If it's a shared one, you'll need to purchase a new private SSL certificate for the VPS server. –  Nick May 17 '11 at 14:58
    
For the record, I do have shell access, and its private certificate. –  blockhead May 17 '11 at 15:31
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This article should help you: http://help.godaddy.com/article/4976.

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So if I "re-key" the certificate, that will allow me download the public key, private key, etc.? Will I be able to install it on both servers at the same time? –  blockhead May 17 '11 at 14:41
    
"The CSR contains your certificate-application information, including your public key. The CSR is generated with your Web server software, which will also create your public/private key pair used for encrypting and decrypting secure transactions." help.godaddy.com/topic/746/article/5343 It will exist on both servers at the same time, but once it's installed on the second on the first one won't be valid any more. –  paulmorriss May 17 '11 at 15:07
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