Uninstall mod_ssl?

Chris Worner

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Hi everyone, I have a vps server for hosting my personal sites, they are blogs. I would like to get ride of the mod_ssl on my Apache because I didn't use them, and not going to use them in the future. What is the best way to uninstall mod_ssl or disable it?
 

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If you have cPanel/WHM open up Easy Apache in WHM and uncheck "mod_ssl" in the apache modules and then recompile.
Otherwise for RHEL-based distributions (CentOS, CloudLinux, Fedora, etc.)
Code:
yum -y remove mod_ssl
You'll then also need to recompile apache without mod_ssl. Find the respective configuration files. Usually in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.
 

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The easiest way is to stop loading the module or remove the corresponding package completely from the server. What environment do you have? Are you using any control panels?
 

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hi,

You can uninstall openssl easily since it is a rpm package installed in the centos servers. You may need to recompile apache without mod_ssl and thats the only way to uninstall that.
 

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Hi everyone, I have a vps server for hosting my personal sites, they are blogs. I would like to get ride of the mod_ssl on my Apache because I didn't use them, and not going to use them in the future. What is the best way to uninstall mod_ssl or disable it?
Hello Chris,
I'm not sure to understand why you want to uninstall mod_ssl ?
Because you can easily disable it with the command :
Code:
a2dismod ssl
But in my opinion, there is no reason to disable it. It will not impact your website performance or create any errors with your website.
Additionally, I recommend you to always use let's encrypt to secure your website, even if you are hosting personal sites or blogs, because just to login on your website dashboard, with SSL/TLS your password will be encrypted when it will be sent as clear text under HTTP. That mean anybody can get it by sniffing your network.
 
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