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From Brian Mearns <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache and Port 80 and 443
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:50:12 GMT
No, there's quite a bit more than that if you want to use secure HTTP.
The standard is to use mod_ssl to set up SSL/TLS support. It's not too
difficult, but there's quite a bit of details. I highly suggest you
read all the way through the documentation starting with the overview
at, and then for the module
itself at

If you're setting up an online store, you're going to have to be
incredibly careful about what you're doing: people will not be pleased
if you're taking their credit card numbers but don't really know what
you're doing with the secure connection. Unless you're planning to
become an expert, I would highly recommend you hire out to someone who
is an expert to host and manage your store. You can still use
do-it-yourself SSL for your own website, but I wouldn't recommend
doing it yourself for something as important as online transactions.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Jason Todd Slack-Moehrle
<> wrote:
> HI All,
> I have a new Mac Pro that will be hosting my "web presence".
> I am running Apache2 and I have everything working on one IP.
> I want to run my online store on a separate IP and NIC and port 443.
> So what do I do for apache to accomplish this?
> I have apache listening on all IP's by: Listen 80 and NameVirtualHost *:80
> Should I change this to:
> Listen xx.xx.xx.xx:80
> Listen yy.yy.yy.yy:443
> Then do I modify my virtual hosts file to:
> NameVirtualHost xx.xx.xx.xx:80
> NameVirtualHost yy.yy.yy.yy.yy:443
> <VirtualHost xx.xx.xx.xx:80>
>   // normal config
> </VirtualHost>
> <VirtualHost yy.yy.yy.yy.yy:443>
>     // My online store info
> </VirtualHost>
> -Jason

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