Securing Database Server with SSL Necessary?
I recently followed the How To Set Up a Remote Database to Optimize Site Performance with MySQL tutorial and now have my web server separated from my database server. While my web server is secured with an SSL certificate from Namecheap, the database server is not.
Is securing the database server with an SSL certificate necessary and/or a good idea? Are connections between the web and database server already secure as a result of the private networking?