Certificate for sublevel domain not availlable?

My domain is:slartibartfast42.selfhost.eu

I ran this command: sudo certbot --apache (…)

It produced this output: Too many certificates for selfhost.eu allready given

My web server is (include version):Apache

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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

The server is at my home, is there no possibility to get a certificate??


See https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/ for more info: there’s only a limited amount of certificates per domain per period of 7 days “available”.

It seems selfhost.eu isn’t on the Public Suffix List and therefore the above mentioned rate limits are applied to the whole ‘base domain’.

The latest relevant certificate issued for that domain was on 2018-06-26 14:51:25 +0000 UTC. You can get a new certificate exactly 7 days afterwards. Unless some other selfhost.eu user gets a certificate before you.

Hi @Elwood

looks like selfhost wants a lot of money.


Uses AlphaSSL and 142,80 € / two years. There are AlphaSSL-certificates from other reseller - 38,08 € / two years.

If too many customers of selfhost.eu want to use Letsencrypt, that hits the limit.

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