I’ve set up a bunch Let’s Encrypt certificates for my web hosting clients using
certonly --webroot. I have a
certbot renew cron job that runs weekly.
After an automatic renewal is run, is it necessary that I reload the Apache config each time? Because I noticed that one client was getting “this site isn’t secure” message from their browser when visiting their website, and I was, too. When I checked their certificate via
certbot certificates I could see that their certificate was valid for 61 more days. But after reloading the Apache config (
httpd -t), it cleared up and is working fine now without having changed anything else.
I’m running Apache 2.4.6 on a CentOS 7.7 server with Certbot 1.3.0. I have root access to my server and don’t use a control panel.