I have a working apache/php/mysql server, but I also want modssl and openssl. Is it possible to set this up now or will I have to recompile apache. If it is possible a few hints as to how to do it would be very helpful,
If you can compile modssl and openssl as loadable apache modules (as you can PHP), then it should just be a matter of adding the libraries to your httpd.conf file. If not, you will need to recompile Apache with those two modules.