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"Real-World" Apache Configuration -- many Virtual Domains with SLL

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Hope someone here can help me out.....

1) I need to configure several websites on a single box  using Apache where each virtual domain may need have their own certificates and SSL connection.  Can this be done somehow ?
I know I can have multiple "virtual domains" configured -- but only ONE  will be able to use the SSL/port443 !
Is there any way/technique/best-practice to "multiplex" this SSL connection ;))

2) Can each virtual domain -- redirect JSP/servlet "application-server" requests to different application servers on the backend ? Maybe -- for example -- tomcat4:8080,   jboss:8383,   tomcat5:8888.   I think the mod_jk configurations can be specified/unique for each virtual domain level.  Should be OK I think....  but I've never dealt with these kind of more advanced Apache configurations and want to minimize/head-off any problems by doing some research first;  
** I don't want to waste days trying to find the best version of Apache and mod_jk.  Any suggestions ?

3) Do I need multiple machines,  multiple lines, multiple instances of apache, MOD_PROXY, MOD_REWRITE ??  What I'm asking for is fairly standard I think -- but most documentation just skims the surface of these topics or skirt the issues focusing on very "vanilla" examples.

I've looked at: Q_20873192  (among others posts) and the url's suggested by this solution don't provide any clear/concise recommendations or  best-practice and suggestions about how these type of "service provider" configurations/requirements are achieved in practice.

Hope to hear from someone soon.....


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