How to move a certificate between Apache Web Server?

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How to move a certificate between Apache Web Server?

Millions of digital marketing agencies and freelancing individuals operate multiple sites in one server. We do have times when switching from one server to another server hits in the top priority list. A good web hosting offer is enough to switch servers, but the SSL certificates are an issue.

Can we transfer SSL Certificate to another Apache Web Server?

Several servers require one SSL certificate to run on all of them to maintain privacy and security. Once the certificate installed on Apache web server moving or copying it from one server to another is an easier task. Apache web server are more convenient than Windows server, copying and pasting is all we have to do in this matter.

Step 1: Login to the Apache web server with administrator privileges to copy intermediate certificates, SSL Certificate, and Private Key. You can find the location of the files from the Apache configuration file, and view it as a text file.

Step 2: Copy the configuration to the new server, and you can create a Notepad and paste the codes in it.

Step 3: Begin editing the Apache configuration file to support the new files installed in the new server. Open the “ssl.conf” files in the text editor to edit the file, and then add below codes. Make sure to replace the domain and IP address with the provided SSL certificates information.

<VirtualHost IP Address> 
DocumentRoot /var/www/website 
SSLEngine on 
SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/crt/primary.crt 
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/crt/private.key 
SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/ssl/crt/intermediate.crt 

Keep in mind that secure connection depends on the computer security, so make sure to process the entire task in online threats protected PC.


A properly installed SSL certificate in the Apache Web Server does not take more than a few minutes to move or copy it to another server. YouStable offering web hosting at affordable prices, and you can move on to our servers for technical support as well.

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