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Installation Guide of WildCard SSL on Apache and IIS Servers | CheapSSLSecurity


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Find out the Quick Installation Process of WildCard SSL Certificate on Apache and IIS Servers. Follow the step by step Installation process and you will get your WildCard SSL Certificate on your Apache and IIS Servers easily.

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Installation Guide of WildCard SSL on Apache and IIS Servers | CheapSSLSecurity

  1. 1. Installation Guide of WildCard SSL on Apache and IIS Servers | CheapSSLSecurity Before installing any SSL Certificate, you need to produce CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for your servers. What is CSR? A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) is an encrypted text. CSR contains encoded details about your organization and domain name; such detailed information is recognized as a Distinguished Name (DN). After Generating CSR, purchase your WildCard SSL Certificate from the trusted Certificate Authority (CA) and complete certificate validation process. Now you are ready to install a WildCard SSL Certificate. Let’s see the installation process of wildcard certificate in apache server and IIS.
  2. 2. Step by Step Installation process of WildCard SSL Certificate on Apache Web Server First of all we suggest that you should take a backup of the certificate first and save it in a secure place. It will help you to recover with your certificate if there is any kind of server crash. 1. Copy your purchased certificate files into your server Download the primary certificate for example mydomain.crt and the other intermediate certificate CA.crt (comodo, thawte etc) files and put it to the server directory and compose them as readable by root. 2. Now Search the Apache config file for editing Usually Apache Config Files are established in /etc/httpd and the main apache config file is httpd.conf. Now find <VirtualHost> block, you can see this block in /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/ or /etc/httpd/sites/ or in ssl.conf. File. 3. Recognize the SSL <VirtualHost> and configure it for the SSL-enabled site. Here is the example of configured <VirtualHost> for SSL Certificate <VirtualHost> DocumentRoot /var/www/html2 ServerName SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /path/to/*.my-domain-name.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/my-private.key SSLCertificateChainFile /path/to/CA.crt </VirtualHost> 4. Check Apache Configuration again You must check and test your Apache config files for any kind of syntax errors and run this command.
  3. 3. apachectl configtest 5. Restart Apache. There are two commands to start and stop apache. You can utilize apachectl commands to start and stop Apache apachectl start apachectl stop Now your apache server is ready with SSL support. Let’s move to Installation process of WildCard SSL in IIS. Step by Step easy Installation Guide of WildCard SSL on IIS 6 Web Server 1. First of all In IIS Manager, extend the local computer, and after that extend the folder of the websites 2. Now Right-click on the Web site on which you desire to acquire a wildcard certificate, and then click on to the properties. 3. Now in Properties you will find Directory Security tab with three blocks. Click on Server Certificate from third block named Secure Communications. 4. Click on to the Create a new certificate tab from the Certificate Wizard. 5. Now you need to just follow the Web Server Certificate Wizard, which will assist you all the way through the process of requesting a new certificate. Now it’s the time to type a name with following format. *.<yourwebsitename> For example, * Now you can save the certificate request file to your stated location.
  4. 4. 5. Click finish to complete the process When you will collect the Wildcard SSL certificate from the trusted Certification Authority (CA), apply the Wildcard Certificate on all Web sites that contain the similar IP or Port required and are renowned only with host header name. The Key Technical Specification of WildCard SSL Certificate:  Secure unlimited sub domain on the same domain name with only single WildCard SSL Certificate.  Complete Domain Validated SSL Certificate security to protect multiple sub domains  Provide High level of encryption strength up to 256-bit  99.9% browser Compatible  Get free unlimited Sever licenses with a single certificate to install It on multiple servers  Get the Site Seal of WildCard SSL Brand Such as Comodo WildCard SSL, Thawte WildCard SSL, RapidSSL WildCard, GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard or Symantec Wildcard SSL Cheap WildCard SSL Certificate starts from just $63/yr from CheapSSLSecurity. To learn more about Cheap WildCard SSL please see more at