Remove Passphrase from Key

One unfortunate side-effect of the passphrased private key is that you will be asked for the passphrase each time the web server is started. Obviously this is not necessarily convenient as someone will not always be around to type in the passphrase, such as after a reboot or crash.
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How to remove the passphrase from a key

By using the following commands you can remove the passphrase from your key.

cp private.key
openssl rsa -in -out private.key

The newly created key doesn't contain a passphrase anymore.