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Wildcard SSL Certificates

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This article will show you how to use your WildCard SSL Certificate, on your HostMonster hosting account, using mod_rewrite. This is required due to a limitation in WHM that only allows there to be one vitualhost entry.



Accessing the .htaccess file

The .htaccess file is located in the public_html folder. While you can use an FTP or SSH client to access the file, for this article we will be using the File Manger.
  1. Login to your HostMonster cPanel
  2. Click the "File Manager", located in the Files section of the cPanel.
  3. File Manager
  4. Choose to open the "Web Root (public_html/www)"
    Web Root

    Be sure to check the box "Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)."

  5. Show Hidden Files
  6. Right click the .htaccess file and choose "Edit" or "Code Edit

Setup the mod_rewrite rule

You will need to copy the following text into your .htaccess file. Please pay close attention to the comments (lines starting with #) so that you can properly setup the rewrite for your subdomains.

subdomain with your subdomain and example.com with your domain name.

# HostMonster.com
#.htaccess WildCard SSL
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^subdomain.example.com$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/subfolder/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /subfolder/$1
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^subdomain.example.com$
RewriteRule ^(/)?$ subfolder/index.php [L]

Once you have modified this code you may need to clear your browser cache to be able to see the redirect.

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