Moving To New Server


I have a SSL certificate on my ecommerce site (Red Hat Linux). I will be using cPanel to move the domain to a different server.

What steps do I need to take to ensure that my customers can access a secure connection via https on the new server? My understanding is that the SSL cert is domain specific and not IP so I’m thinking that I don’t need to do anything, but I want to make sure.



You are correct that the certificate is not IP specific (unless the Domain Name is the IP…which some people do use) its all down the the name in the CN (Common Name) field.

If your moving from one Linux based server to another Linux based server then all you need to do is copy the Private Key, Certificate, and bundle file, from one machine to the other and make the appropriate changes manually in the conf file.

Since you are doing this manually I suggest following the Apache instructions at:,1