Thread: Moving to SSL

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    Hi:

    Our lone Apache server will soon required to run SSL. I have two options, I can setup a fresh machine and install Apache, mysql,php, mod_ssl, etc and do lotys of file moving

    -or-

    I can just install the SSL stuff onto the existing box. I'm afraid of hosing the existing setup. Do I need to re-install Apache or can I "seamlessly" add the SSL packages? I'd also like to run both the http and https servers in parallel and then turn off the http server eventually.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    freebsd
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    You have to go with Choice #1.
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    You are going to have to recompile apache or doa fresh install.

    We do it one of two ways, install apache (WIth SSL build in) and run it twice using two httpd.conf files ie
    ./httpd
    and
    ./httpd -f /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.conf

    Or have one apache without SSL compiled in and install another (With SSL) to another directory say
    /usr/local/sslapache

    The second is better on memory on a heavy usage server

    But no matter what you are going to have to install apache again

    Regards
    Darren http://www.php4hosting.com/ $ http://www.php4hosting.co.uk/

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