Exporting an SSL certificate for use on a different server

We can export your certificate and private key if you wish to use it on another server, however, we recommend against doing so.

If we export your certificate and you install it on another server, the private key will then be in the hands of more than one party, and will have been used on more than one server, which is not ideal security practice.

Most SSL providers can "re-key" your certificate in the event of a server move. When they do so, the private key that we used on our server will no longer be valid, which is preferable for your overall security.

Contact your certificate provider for details regarding re-keying. It is usually a simple matter of sending the provider a CSR from your new server.

If you still want us to export your SSL certificate with the private key, please contact support for assistance.