Can someone help me understand what certbot is doing to my apache2 config?

I’m on Ubuntu 18.04 server
When I run sudo certbot --apache -d mydomain.com

certbot is doing some apache configuration but it’s not in my
/etc/apache2/sites-available/mydomain.com.conf
file.

It works most of the time, but if it ever gets it wrong (or if I change a path in the above mydomain.com .conf file, it usually goes really wrong even if I rerun certbot and tell it to re-issue or reinstall.

So my question is, what apache configuration file is certbot writing to that tells apache the site of my https://mydomain.com ?

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My domain is: userspice.com

I ran this command: sudo certbot --apache -d userspice.com

It produced this output: successful cert creation

My web server is (include version): apache 2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): ubuntu 18.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Self hosted vps

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
none

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): unknown

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Hi @mudmin,

It will create a new -le-ssl.conf file which is based on your original non-HTTPS .conf file. It should be something like mydomain.com-le-ssl.conf.

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Thank you. I will check that out. That would explain it. I really appreciate your time.

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