Our customized Apache Web Server makes it possible for you to install your own Digital Certificate. This provides you with additional power to customize your own Virtual Private Server to meet your specific needs.

To install your own digital certificate, connect to your Virtual Private Server via Telnet or SSH and do the following.

  1. Place the signed digital certificate on your Virtual Private Server in the ~/etc directory with the filename ssl.cert.

  2. Place the proper private key for the certificate in the ~/etc directory with the filename ssl.pk.

    NOTE: The key you need for this is the private key that is created when the CSR was generated. If we generated your CSR you'll need to Contact Our Support Staff and request the private key for your domain. If it was generated elsewhere, you will need to get the private key there.

  3. Remove any encryption on your private key.

  4. If your certifying authority (CA) suggests installing their root security certificate on your server, you can do it by placing the file in your ~/etc directory with the filename ssl.ca.

  5. Restart Your Web Server

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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