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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache: All in One, Third Edition by Julie Meloni

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Chapter 30. Setting Up a Secure Web Server

This chapter explains how to set up an Apache server capable of secure transactions. In this chapter, you will learn

  • How to install and configure the mod_ssl Apache module

  • The SSL/TLS family of protocols and the underlying cryptography concepts

  • What secure certificates are and how to create and manage them

The Need for Security

Several types of Internet-related transactions require a high level of security. These include financial transactions, such as banking operations and electronic commerce, but also any exchange of sensitive information, such as medical records and corporate documents. Secure transactions over the Internet require three main elements:

  • Confidentiality—. If you are transmitting or accessing ...

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