Why No SNI on HTTPS Shared Hosting?


#1

justinlund Wrote: [quote]
Our shared servers already include SNI[/quote]

Not according to a couple tests, including: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html

When I test my site, it reports:[quote]
sni.dreamhost.com MISMATCH
NO SNI[/quote]

My site fails the SNI check. I assume this is costing me a lot of traffic.

Is this something that needs to be fixed? Thanks


#2

Sounds like your secure hosting is misconfigured.

SNI has been available at DreamHost for quite some time now, and zillions of DreamHost sites are operating over HTTPS thanks to SNI.

Just for fun, I searched Twitter, found a few sites vying to be DreamHost site of the month, verified they’re on shared hosting, and ran them through the Qualsys SSL Labs checker. Most sites I tested got A grades and the checker reported “This site works only in browsers with SNI support” – exactly what you’d expect to see.

The problem you’re having is with how your site is configured, not with DreamHost’s server stack. Ask support to assist you by launching a live chat session or filing a ticket.


#3

I’ve sent numerous requests. None have been answered.
This is the report from : https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html for https://www.apassion4jazz.net/

[quote]
NO SNI

Common names sni.dreamhost.com MISMATCH
Alternative names -
Valid from Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:24:23 UTC
Valid until Fri, 08 Aug 2025 18:24:23 UTC (expires in 8 years and 3 months)
Key RSA 2048 bits (e 65537)
Weak key (Debian) No
Issuer sni.dreamhost.com Self-signed
Signature algorithm SHA256withRSA
Extended Validation No
Certificate Transparency No
OCSP Must Staple No
Revocation information None
Trusted No NOT TRUSTED[/quote]


#4

Can anyone from Dreamhost staff explain why my site fails the SNI test?


#5

Please, stop repeating the same message over and over the board. Let’s keep the conversation on https://discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-148411-page-2.html