I installed an Apache server on a standalone machine and linked a domain name to the server IP (static IP) address (use the Record A to point to the IP).
There is no problem to access the web pages from the a web browser.
However, I cannot get the certificate with certbot.
Even I do nothing after a fresh Apache installation, still can't get the certficate.
I also followed some instructions to create the .well-known folder
It's ok to access:
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My domain is:
I ran this command:
certbot certonly --standalone
It produced this output:
Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: standalone). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:
Detail: 184.108.40.206: Invalid response from http://austinwu.ca/.well-known/acme-challenge/oHScM3uiYQrdROLWv6g71SyYy9eTQe2ERiGLTT2xU-Q: 404
Hint: The Certificate Authority failed to download the challenge files from the temporary standalone webserver started by Certbot on port 80. Ensure that the listed domains point to this machine and that it can accept inbound connections from the internet.
My web server is (include version):
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Windows Server 2022 Datacener
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
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):no
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot):