Exactly - when I went to school they taught using Fedora 6 with Webmin and the non-working Fedora GUI tools for managing Apache and SSL. Even if the tool configured Apache to start and host a site, they NEVER configured SSL properly, no matter if you followed the textbook, or tried any combination or order of clicking buttons in the Red Hat tool or Webmin.
After a while, I installed Debian 4 (right after it came out) one of my systems, looked around for GUI configurators, saw none, and so it seemed that the only way to do so on Debian was through CLI. Turns out, a basic Apache config (probably not at all secure) was about 3 or 4 lines in the config file, and SSL is only another 5 or 10 minutes through the command line where weeks of playing with GUI tools at school yielded nothing.
Point of the story being that Apache and SSL really are easier to config through CLI. Also, I never really went back to Red Hat/Fedora/Etc after that since they always seemed to be too bleeding edge - giving Fedora dependency hell, you go to update all packages on a system, they require newer libraries than in the repo, and can't update. I've never really had this happen on Debian but for once or twice on experimental.