Configuring SSL Host Headers (IIS 6.0)
Organizations that host multiple Web sites on a single server often use host headers to create multiple Web sites without requiring a unique IP address for each site. For more information about hosting multiple Web sites on a single server, see Hosting Multiple Web Sites.
You can configure Web sites that use host headers to serve protected content over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection, that is, a connection that uses https:// instead of http://. To use SSL with host headers, you must obtain and install a wildcard server certificate. After you configure SSL host headers for a Web site, protected content is served only over an https:// connection.
The following conditions apply to the use of SSL host headers:
This section includes the following information: