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Apache: Why can I access my site at and NOT at

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I've created a self-signed SSL certificate via OpenSSL and have configured it for Apache.

For some reason, I can NOT access my site at:

I believe that I have Apache configured correctly because I can access the following:

Also, when I start Apache, I get the following message:

* Starting web server apache2 Apache/2.2.8 mod_ssl/2.2.8 (Pass Phrase Dialog)
Some of your private key files are encrypted for security reasons.
In order to read them you have to provide the pass phrases.
Server (RSA)
Enter pass phrase:
OK: Pass Phrase Dialog successful.

My CONF stub looks like this:

NameVirtualHost *:443
<VirtualHost *:443>
      DocumentRoot /var/www/
      SSLEngine On
      SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/server.crt
      SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/server.key

I used this tutorial to create the certificate:

I used this tutorial to configure the certificate for Apache:

I don't think the problem is a firewall issue. HTTPS should be open to the outside world, because it's apparent that port 443 is open (I believe that HTTPS uses port 443 for incoming/outgoing communication). Also, my domain is registered at, so I'm not sure if they block HTTPS in some way.

Can someone take a look at this and point me in the right direction?


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