Certifikate in 5 Minutes -> fail... How to get it with no SSH?

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My domain is: refx.at

I ran this command: ?!

It produced this output: ?!

My web server is (include version): CPanel ?

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): maybe Linux?

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Telematica

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

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

I cant access via SSH. I read the Information https://certbot.eff.org/docs/using.html#manual but I have no clue what does it want from me. (I am pissed the 5Minute Claim is total false i read for hours how to get it run!).

Hi @unique

then Certbot is wrong.

Please start there:


But if you use cPanel, so check, if there is an integrated solution.

If you use Shared Hosting without own configuration files and own SSH-access, Certbot is the wrong client.

what does it mean?!

Client for what? I dont understand sry...

Please read


I read Without Shell Access but Idont understand.

If you don't have Shell Access, you should check if your Hoster has an integrated solution.

Or if your cPanel has such an integrated addin.

But this

looks really bad. Only payed solutions, no Letsencrypt support.

If you don't have something like a dedicated server, you can't use Letsencrypt.

I found with some tool the link: https://zerossl.com
Now I try to load the “File” into my Server but see your self:

I dont know why the sshhtttt dont work!!! It drives me insane!!!



is an old cPanel certificate


but it's expired. Is there really no cPanel - option?

I found that Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/GD5wjcW9BhY?autoplay=1&rel=0
I will try it tomorrow. Now the show me after to many attempt I got blocked. I dont know how long…
Grrr… I am insane now… Why… Why… does I must everything that complicated. I understand (now) why People use just Facebook and not make there own page. Get a Certificate is difficult. Run whe Page to.
And the GDPR…

Getting a certificate is very easy, if you have a competent, user-friendly web host. It's reasonably easy, if you're running your own server, either as a VPS or on your own physical hardware (and you're anywhere close to competent to do so). It can be maddeningly difficult, if you have an incompetent and/or user-hostile web host--and it appears that this is the situation you're in.

IMO, if you're using shared hosting, and your control panel doesn't directly give you the ability to obtain a cert from Let's Encrypt, then Let's Encrypt is not a good solution for you.

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then Letsencrypt may be inpossible, because "Shared hosting" has a lot of limitations.

The way from the Video look possible.
Are there any down with or can I use it?

That's so not true, obviously.

Choosing a shared hosting with a proper hosting provider which does have and support a Let's Encrypt certificate through its webpanel would suffice of course. No "dedicated server" needed.

This video might not be suited for you. It uses DNS verification and uses its own private key/CSR.

A tip so this forum can help you the best: if you run into trouble, please give us as much details as possible. Just saying you "got blocked" doesn't tell us much, and as such, won't enable you to help you.

I can understand your frustrations when something doesn't work as promised, but also, this isn't helping you in the end: typing your frustrations doesn't give us much to work with. More details would.

First, you use a third party client. This isn't really a good idea.

Second, you have to do things manual: Create the certificate, download it, upload it, install it.

Letsencrypt certificates are only 90 days valide (not one ore two years). So you have to do that again every 60 - 85 days. So this isn't really a solution.

If you have a shared hosting without an integrated Letsencrypt-support, your hoster controls your webserver (and the use of a certificate inside your vHost). So you have to do such things manual via cPanel - this is painful.

PS: Your main question:

This may be a problem of your phpBB - installation. So every unknown path / file may be redirected to your phpBB - main page.

So you must find the rule (perhaps .htaccess) and exclude the path /.well-known/acme-challenge/.

My Hoster Activate AutoSSL now I got a Certifikate for all (Sub) Domains.

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