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I ran this command:
sudo certbot renew --nginx
It produced this output:
Could not choose appropriate plugin: The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed
My web server is (include version):
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
No, it wasn’t installed but I installed it now sudo certbot renew --nginx returns this error
None of the preferred challenges are supported by the selected plugin. Skipping.
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
I didn’t pass in preferred-challenges because my understanding was that it’s only for use with the --manual option and also since I’m using wildcard domains I’m forced to use the default challenge dns01
Your domain is currently using Namecheap’s DNS service. It can be automated with an API, but it’s not available to all customers, and Certbot doesn’t include support for it. (At least one other ACME client does.)