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How to enable SSL3.0 on cpanel server

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer that provide’s security for communications over networks such as the Internet.
SSL encrypt’s the segments of network connections at the Application Layer to ensure the secure end-to-end transit at the Transport Layer.
In other words SSL is used for secure transactions and for secure transactions you need to enable SSL3.0 on your server.
You can enable SSL3.0 on your server by following the below steps :

Edit the SSL configuration file

[email protected] [#] vi /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.conf

And then replace the line :



SSLProtocol -SSLv2 +SSLv3 +TLSv1

Then restart the Apache service

[email protected][#] /etc/init.d/httpd restart

And to test if SSLv3 is enable on the server run the below command :

[email protected][#] openssl s_client -connect hostname:443


[email protected][#] cat /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf | grep -i sslciphersuite

It will show the output as :

# SSLCipherSuite can be set in WHM under ‘Apache Global Configuration’

And if you want to enable it through WHM then you can enable it from WHM >> Service Configuration >> Apache Configuration >> Global Configuration

and add the code at “SSLCipherSuite” section.


and then click on the “save” button and then click on the “Rebuild Configuration And Restart Apache” button.

That’s all you are done.