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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL® and Apache All in One, Fifth Edition by Julie Meloni

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Chapter 30. Setting Up a Secure Web Server

In this chapter, you learn the following:

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

What secure certificates are and how to create and manage them

How to activate the mod_ssl Apache module

This chapter explains how to set up an Apache server capable of secure transactions. If you are using shared server space with a hosting provider, you do not have access to these configuration options; the process of setting up a secure web server is specific to the provider and usually is not something you can do yourself. However, if you have root access to your server, this chapter will teach you the basics of securing your web server.

The Need for Security

Several types of ...

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