Installing your Certificate on Apache Mod_SSL / OpenSSL
Step 1: Copy your certificate to a file on your apache server
Note: It is recommended that you make the directory that contains the private key file only readable by root.
Step 2: Install the Intermediate Certificate
You will need to install the Intermediate CA certificates in order for browsers to trust your certificate. The Intermediate CA certificates are contained within the 'ca-bundle' file that was attached to your email in the *.zip file we sent you (this should be named 'yourSERVERNAME.ca-bundle'), or click to download the EssentialSSL ca-bundle file
In the relevant 'Virtual Host' section for your site, you will need to do the following to get this file correctly referenced:
a. First, copy the 'yourSERVERNAME.ca-bundle' file to the same directory as the certificate and key files. As a reminder, in this example we called the directory '/etc/ssl/crt/'.
b. Next, add the following line to the SSL section of the 'httpd.conf' file. Again we assume that '/etc/ssl/crt/' is the directory to where you have copied the intermediate CA file. If the line already exists amend it to read the following:
c. If you are using a different location and different certificate file names, you will need to change the path and filename to reflect the path and filename that you are using. The SSL section of the updated config file should now read:
d. Save your 'config' file and restart Apache.