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Offline ihaveawebsite

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Serve a self-signed SSL cert
« on: June 11, 2015, 01:47:10 AM »
Greetings all,

I have the Basic Hosting plan — meaning no normal SSL buttons in cpanel. I'd like to be able to serve a self-signed SSL/TLS cert if requested, mainly for my own access via https.

As I understand it, need to upload either the .crt or .key file to a subfolder of the ssl directory I see in the cpanel file manager. I believe I also need to edit either a httpd.conf or ssl.conf so the web server acknowledges the certificates. I can't find these files. Closest I can find is in /home/username/.cpanel/datastore/_usr_local_apache_bin_httpd_-v but it doesn't seem to be the file I need to edit. As the -v suggests, it is only version info.

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Server version: Apache/2.2.17 (Unix)
Server built:   Mar  9 2011 09:37:28
Cpanel::Easy::Apache v3.2.0 rev5308

I've been trying to use the first method as my guide:
http://www.wikihow.com/Install-an-SSL-Certificate

Can anybody tell me what I need to do to serve my self-signed SSL/TLS certificates without SSL being on my plan?