No the external IP is meant or let's say the IP the browser will connect to.
So different ssl hosts are only possible if you can provide a different ip and port combination per cert, e.g.
126.96.36.199 Port 443 -> CERT1 / Host 1
188.8.131.52 Port "444" -> CERT 2 / Host 2
184.108.40.206 Port 443 -> CERT 3 / Host 3.
So in case you have your ispconfig behind a router you need to have as many official IPs as you need + forwarding / NATing them to the appropriate internal address.