I set up SSL connection on my apache web server and I just would like to find out is it enough to secure my connection between the MySQL server, the apache web server and the user's device. Because I can set up SSL connection on the MySQL server too. So, do I have to set it up when the database server is on an other computer? Because I think the web server and the database server are on the same computer the MySQL SSL connection makes no sense.


The answer seems quite simple to me. The final decision however, depending on the context, may not be as simple as it implies the notion of trust.

SSL is a protocol allowing you to establish a secure connection over an untrusted network. The usefulness of SSL in your case therefore lies in this question:

Do you trust the network between the web server and the database server?

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