One of the most important server configuration protocols for any business is the SSL Certification. This is an Apache security certification option that allows businesses to secure their information from snoops trying to sneak into the server area to steal or access sensitive data. You don’t want to configure your server without it.

On the initial setup you want to authenticate your own access to the server by approving your certificate. Anyone who is not authenticated will not be allowed access to the server area.

There are two types of information that must be matched up: A client certificate and a server certificate. The client asks the server if it is who it says it is. The certificate is the identification that the server provides to the client to prove itself. That’s the simple explanation.

When configuring your server you want to be sure to authenticate your own access using the SSL certification for Apache. Otherwise, your sensitive data could fly the coop.