My web host which I have been with for at least going on 8 years now is requiring a dedicated IP address, which is $3.33/Month now for assigning a SSL Certificate with my web hosting package and website. Now, in the past, they never did this, till they changed their web hosting plans and options.
In the past, I was able to assign an SSL Certificate by just entering the information required to do so, now I have to pay for a dedicated IP for the SSL Certificate. Even then, that isn't too bad, but it has to be an SSL Certificate through them.
Does an SSL Certificate actually require a dedicated IP address for it to work?
The hosting is Linux and done by BlueHost. I can not get a straight answer from the Customer Support, so I have to ask it outside of that.
Are they just trying to make more money or are is the dedicated IP a requirement?
Here is the information which I can provide about my web hosting package:
- cPanel for the Control Panel
- Linux Shared Hosting