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Apache wordpress website SSL configuration

Hello, every time I configure the ssl certificate in apache server, I purchase an SSL certificate from my domain registrar. apache ultimately stopped working, never to be restarted, and displayed no errors. https://www.ssltrust.com.au/help/setup-guides/apache-ubuntu-ssl-install-guide#step7 i’m following these guidelines

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Hi @zabiullah,

Apart from using a paid certificate, there is an alternative, you can use Let’s Encrypt which is free.

Let’s Encrypt can be installed on any domain and there is even a service that installs it for you - certbot. It even configures Apache/Nginx automatically for you.

Regarding your question, when you restart Apache, check your errror_log - tail -n 100 /var/log/apache2/error.log. What do you see there?

Hello, @zabiullah

You can check our tutorial on How To Install an SSL Certificate from a Commercial Certificate Authority

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority

The steps you need to follow are the ones for the Apache server listed in this paragraph - “Install Certificate On Web Server”

Also, make sure to enable the Apache SSL mode and restart the Apache service afterwards.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex