How many SSL Certificates are needed?

Hello,

We are in the process of connecting our website to Cloudflare and have a question regarding certificates.

We were informed from a Cloudflare support engineer that we may need to purchase an Advanced Certificate Manager to cover beyond 1st level sub-domains. However, we currently have a Wildcard Certificate through GoDaddy for our website. Will we need to purchase a second certificate through Cloudflare as well?

Thank you for your help!

In Cloudflare’s case you always have/need two certificates. One for your server and one for the proxy.

The proxy certificate generally covers your naked domain as well as the first level of hosts beneath the domain. Should you have further levels (e.g. www.stage.example.com) you’d need the ACM for $10 a month, as the free proxy certificate won’t cover these.

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