mod_ssl or openssl?

Alain Spineux aspineux at
Mon Feb 11 12:23:16 UTC 2008

On Feb 11, 2008 1:07 PM, David Jansen <jansen at> wrote:
> A weird question, but when contacting my internet provider to purchase an
> SSL certificate through them, they asked whether it should be for
> Apache mod_ssl or for Apache + openssl.
> But as far as I can see from the apache documentation and output eg from
> phpinfo, apache is linked against openssl and mod_ssl is loaded (and
> running ldd on shows me, that that too is linked to the
> openssl libraries, as I expected)
> So, what does the question from my provider mean, and how can I figure
> out which type of SSL my server needs?

Maybe the 3 first link can help you to make the diff between both.

Do you know, You cangenerate self signed certificate yourself ?
Their is lot of howto on the web.


> System is Fedora 7, but I'm happy to upgrade if that makes any
> difference, with apache version httpd-2.2.6-1.fc7.i386
> David Jansen
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