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My domain is: https://covid19.vesmir.com/
I ran this command: sudo certbot --apache
It produced this output: certbot.errors.NoInstallationError: Cannot find Apache executable apache2ctl
My web server is (include version):
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: AWS
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, ssh via PuTTY
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): 1.29.0
Do you have Apache installed and, if so, is it in the default Ubuntu location?
Because a request to your domain responds saying you are using Express - not Apache.
curl -I https://covid19.vesmir.com
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2022 03:31:12 GMT
ah, thank you! the result of the command
apache2 -v is
The program apache2 is currently not installed
how should I proceed to use certbot?
Are you just trying to replace your DigiCert cert in Express with a cert from Let's Encrypt?
Or are you trying to replace your Express server with Apache also?
Just trying to replace the DigiCert cert in Express with the (auto-renewing) cert from Let's Encrypt
OK. Then you should try certbot webroot authentication. Something like:
sudo certbot certonly --webroot -w (path to server root) -d covid19.vesmir.com --deploy-hook "command to restart Express"
For your case, set the -w path to the base location used by Express to serve files.
Often, servers need to be restarted/reloaded to pick up a new cert. If Express needs that use the deploy-hook for that. If it picks up a new cert automatically you can leave that off.
Oh, of course once you get Let's Encrypt certs you will need to change your Express config to point to those cert files. Certbot will tell you where they are.
Thank you very much for your help so far, it is very much appreciated. I have done some research this morning looking for how to find the path to the server root (place where Express is serving the files)
Restarting the site will not be an issue so I will be able to use
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