Last modified: 27 Dec 2007
WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the
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In H-Sphere Winbox version before 3.0, shared SSL was redesigned to work with all versions of IIS,
including version 6.0.
This document discusses its implementation and implications for customers' scripts.
Changes in Winbox shared SSL don't affect actual customer websites and the way they
handle http requests.
To process https requests, we created service virtual hosts for each IP where
shared SSL service is used, including dedicated IPs. A service virtual host
home dir contains virtual directories for websites that have shared SSL enabled.
Such a virtual directory bears the name of the third level domain alias and points
to the document root of the corresponding website.
ISAPI shared SSL filter, which is installed on every service virtual host,
redirects https requests to the appropriate virtual directory.
This scheme imposes the following restrictions on customers websites: