[TUTORIAL] Increase website speed with SSL OCSP stapling

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surikan12
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[TUTORIAL] Increase website speed with SSL OCSP stapling

Postby surikan12 » Fri May 09, 2014 8:38 am

Increase website speed with SSL OCSP stapling

Yup.
This is easy.
I use Nginx so I'll go with that one. Apache tutorial will come later.

Now what is OCSP stapling?
No need for long words. Go 2 wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCSP_stapling

Yeah it speed up the website. up to 30% increase in speed.
Now the problem is how to do it.

Here, I'm posting on the pretense that you already have SSL installed and operational on your Nginx Vhost Configuration.

Now go over to your vhost configuration.
it will be under /etc/nginx/sites-available/yourwebsite

Go directly under

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ssl_ciphers


Now type in

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i
to edit the configuration in VIM editor.

Insert this

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 ssl_stapling on;
        resolver 8.8.8.8;


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resolver 8.8.8.8;
means that google public DNS(fast as hell) will resolve your OCSP stapling.
You can use openDNS too.
http://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/premium-dns/

Now restart Nginx.

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sudo service nginx restart


You'll be asked to enter your PEM key.
Enter it.

DONE!

Enjoy happy surfing with SSL OCSP stapling.
Cloudflare uses it too. But not everyone has enough to afford $20/mo(Gasp!).

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TUTORIAL Increase website speed with SSL OCSP stapling

Postby RichardCen » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:37 am

Do forum posting,social bookmarking and blog post i think this is enough to increase the website traffic,also utilized social media sites such as facebook,twitter.digg and tagza.


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