How To add ssl to Your AWS EC2 WordPress

Get your SSL certificate by following the instructions on

Copy the files from
to the following location.


Edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
comment out and add the following lines
SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/certificate.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/private/private.key
SSLCACertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca_bundle.crt

restart your server
sudo service httpd restart

Go to your WordPress and install “Really Simple SSL” plugin.
If your SSL is installed correctly you should be able to visit your site using https://.