How to Move or Copy an SSL Certificate from an Apache Server to another Apache Server

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Step-by-Step instructions on transferring SSL certificate between servers.

Sometimes you need to swap SSL Certificates between servers. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds, there’s a lot of steps involved. But we’ve got your back. We can help. The following guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to export your SSL Certificate and put it on another Apache server.

Frankly, of all the server to server transfers, Apache to Apache might be the most straightforward. Let’s assume you’ve already installed the SSL Certificate on the first Apache Server. Here are the three steps:

  1. Locate the SSL Certificate – You can find this information in the Apache Configuration file they’re being used in. You need to find the certificate, private key, and any intermediates.
  2. Copy those files to the new Server – Yes, that’s as straightforward as it sounds.
  3. Edit your Apache Configuration file – Edit your file to use the new files on the new server.

Done. Simple, right?

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I have been working as SSL security expert for 6 years and i have assisted to plenty of users to solve their technical issues while installation of SSL certificates on their web servers. It’s really great experience working with Platinum Partner Company CheapSSLSecurity to offer the most reliable SSL certificate security solution on the internet. Being Platinum Partner Company of Symantec, GeoTrust Thawte, Comodo, and RapidSSL, CheapSSLSecurity offers the cheapest SSL certificates security on the internet which starts at just only $3.20/yr.