Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains

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My domain is:
shyunk.info

I ran this command:
certbot --apache certonly -d shyunk.info

It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains: shyunk.info: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/

My web server is (include version):
apache 2.4

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
centos-release-7-8.2003.0.el7.centos.x86_64

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
amazon lightsail

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
no
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
certbot 1.6.0

I need some help with rate limits.

Can I know the next certificate creation date?

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One week from the first one. You’ve created five identical certificates. Why not use one of them, rather than creating a new one?

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Thank you for your answer.
By deleting an Amazon instance, previous certificates were deleted.
Can I get certified in a week?

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The rate limit you hit is the one for identical certificates, which is not more than five per week, and the “week” is a rolling seven-day period. So you can next issue a cert for the same domain a week from the first of those five.

What’s strange is that according to https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=shyunk.info, there’s only been one certificate issued. But in any event, you should be able to issue another cert in a week.

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I’ll try it in a week.

Thx!

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