This guide is intended to serve as documentation and is practically a copy and paste of the guide found on DigiCert website.
With that said this guide is a great one for generating a self signed certificate on an Ubuntu server running Apache.
What the Red Means
The lines that the user needs to enter or customize will be in red in this tutorial! The rest should mostly be copy-and-pastable.
About SSL Certificates
A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site’s information and create a more secure connection. Additionally, the certificate can show the virtual private server’s identification information to site visitors. Certificate Authorities can issue SSL certificates that verify the server’s details while a self-signed certificate has no 3rd party corroboration.