Remove SSL certificate passphrase
Apache configured with a SSL key will start or restart unless the user enters the key's passphrase or disables this feature.
We recommend disabling this feature by using OpenSSL to remove the passphrase from the certificate completely. Not removing the passphrase will cause your VPS to hang on boot as it waits for the passphrase or cause Apache to not properly be restarted.
In the command line type:
/path/to/openssl rsa -in /path/to/originalkeywithpass.key -out /path/to/newkeywithnopass.key
with the file names and paths appropriate for your environment.
For more information, please consult the Apache documentation: http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/RemoveSSLCertPassPhrase
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