Chapter 30. Setting Up a Secure Web Server

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 will not have access to these configuration options—the process of setting up a secure web server will be specific to the provider and usually is not something you can do yourself. However, if you have root access to your server, use this chapter to learn

  • 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 in Apache 2.2

The Need for Security

Several types of Internet-related transactions require a high level of security. These include ...

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