I'm about to embark on creating 12000 vhosts

Richard Paul Richard at primarysite.net
Tue Feb 12 08:54:16 UTC 2019

Hi Rainer,

We don't control all the DNS, so of our customers prefer to keep control in house for that stuff. Also, wildcards don't work for us in this case, they have individual vanity domains, sometimes more than one which are not wildcardable unless I could get something like *.*.co.uk 😄.

Kind regards,

On Mon, 2019-02-11 at 19:57 +0100, Rainer Duffner wrote:

Am 11.02.2019 um 16:16 schrieb rick_pri <nginx-forum at forum.nginx.org<mailto:nginx-forum at forum.nginx.org>>:

However, our customers, with about 12000 domain names at present have

Let’s Encrypt rate limits will likely make these very difficult to obtain and also to renew.

If you own the DNS, maybe using Wildcard DNS entries is more practical.

Then, HAProxy allows to just drop all the certificates in a directory and let itself figure out the domain-names it has to answer.
At least, that’s what my co-worker told me.

Also, there’s the fabio LB with similar goal-posts.


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