Question about Cloudflare's Dedicated SSL


#1

Hello everyone. I’m glad you are interested in helping me out by making few things clear to me.
My first question is how many subdomains can Cloudflare’s Dedicated SSL (5$/month) cover? Also, is it possible to apply SSL (https://) on the subdomain that is pointing to another IP address where the website is located, or, easier: “sub.domain.com” is pointed to show content from 1.2.3.4 (IP address), can people access it over HTTPS?
Thanks in advance.


#2

The $5 Dedicated SSL certificate effectively can protect an unlimited number of subdomains (but Cloudflare only allows 3500 subdomains on your zone before you need to ask for a limit increase), but you can’t customize what subdomains or what hostnames it protects. It only protects example.com and *.example.com (NOT two-level down subdomains like www.*.example.com).

Yes. CF does not care what IP it’s accessing or where a server is pointed, but since Dedicated SSL can’t be exported, these subdomains/A records must still be proxied :orange: in the DNS tab. CF SSL will not work for grey clouded DNS records :grey:.


#3

Thank you for your reply!