nginx: [emerg] unknown directive "ssl"

Purchased SSL certs and wanted to install SSL for nginx/CentOS Droplets today but encountered this error message instead :

nginx: [emerg] unknown directive "ssl"

Apparently, the nginx version that I used has no SSL module. To fix the error, recompile Nginx with the --with-http_ssl_module option.

The option will only worked if OpenSSL is installed.

  See also : Nginx + FastCGI + Go Setup.

By Adam Ng

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