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Setting Up SSL Certificate

Nowdays, SSL certificate which is usually used for HTTPS connections becomes pretty important. Even Google starts to give a ranking boost to secure HTTPS/SSL sites. There are some cheap certificates that you can buy like Comodo PositiveSSL. I usually buy cheap certificates from Namecheap.com which provides SSL certificate as low as $4/year. After you buy the certificate, you need to setup your server. Here are the steps to set up SSL certificate on your server.
1. Purchase the certificate You can buy certificate from Namecheap.com. After you buy it, you need to activate your certificate by providing your generated CSR file.
2. Generate private key and CSR file In linux server, you can run following command on terminal to generate private key and CSR file.
$ openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout mydomain.com.key -out mydoain.com.csr
When you run the command, you will be asked for Country ID, domain name, registrant email, etc. For the domain name, you have to fill it with vali…