disable https for website

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by arraken, May 2, 2014.

  1. arraken

    arraken Member HowtoForge Supporter


    I have an apache ispconfig3 webserver where I don't want to use or allow https. If i visit https://somedomain.at i get a warning that the certificate is unthrustworthy. This stresses out some of our customers, so I would like to block https access alltogether. How is that possible?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Comment out the "Listen 443" line in the apache ports.conf file and restart apache.
  3. Nilpo

    Nilpo Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You could also educate your customers. I don't mean that to be rude. I find it important to teach my customers about SSL and what it means. It makes them better netizens.
    Last edited: May 6, 2014
  4. arraken

    arraken Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Yeah, we try to educate them as much as possible. However, OUR customers are stressed out about the fact that some of THEIR customers (visitors of their website) get stressed out about the "untrustworthy certificate" warning. And you can't really educate any arbitrary visitor to your website who might try https for some reason.

    It's not something that happens very often of course, but disabling the port 443 seems like a easy and clean solution - so problem soved. :)
  5. Nilpo

    Nilpo Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I suppose that's true. I've just always felt that disabling SSL was a bad move personally. It can be argued that any site requiring form submission or logon should use SSL. It's also limiting if you ever decide to use something like SPDY.

    Either way, I'm glad you found a solution that works for you.

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