Certbot commands help?


#1

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My domain is:

I ran this command:
Tried CentOS6 and 7 commands, I’m using putty for ssh access

It produced this output:
I followed this tutorial https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/centos6-apache
I tried many variations of the commands. The first two commands:

wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto
chmod a+x certbot-auto

Worked fine, however the other commands came up with:

-bash: ./path/to/certbot-auto: No such file or directory

And i tried listing paths, i tried variations of most of the commands because i don’t know linux very well.

My web server is (include version):
Apache

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
centos - but i don’t know the version that’s the problem

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
siteground

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

cpanel


#2

Hi @jakeroy

if you use cpanel,

you should check if there is an integrated cPanel-Support. There is a Letsencrypt-Plugin which is the best option.

The Let’s Encrypt Plugin

https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/The+Let's+Encrypt+Plugin

Certbot:


#3

./path/to/certbot-auto doesn’t mean to type in ./path/to/certbot-auto, but rather to provide the directory path where you’ve downloaded certbot-auto. If you ran the wget command from your home directory, this is usually just . (the current working directory), hence ./certbot-auto. Unlike Windows systems, Unix normally doesn’t let you run commands from your current working directory just by typing the name of the command, without explicitly saying that this is the command you want to run.

@JuergenAuer’s suggestion to prefer the builtin cPanel support over Certbot if you normally administer the site via cPanel is good advice.


#4

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