Error when issuing a Let's encrypt certificate for my domain

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My domain is:

I ran this command: I tried issuing the certificate via SSH on Google Cloud Platform

It produced this output: Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: webroot). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:
Type: unauthorized
Detail: Invalid response from 404

Hint: The Certificate Authority failed to download the temporary challenge files created by Certbot. Ensure that the listed domains serve their content from the provided --webroot-path/-w and that files created there can be downloaded from the internet.

My web server is (include version): Not sure

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Not sure

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Google Cloud Platform

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):

Hi @nkts, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

Which is the correct IP:



Please show the output of:
curl -4


I suspect the first IP is the correct one:


curl -Ii
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
cache-control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
x-redirect-by: WordPress
content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 09:22:56 GMT
server: LiteSpeed
connection: Keep-Alive

curl -Ii
HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
content-type: text/html;charset=utf-8
date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 09:23:21 GMT
server: LiteSpeed
connection: Keep-Alive

Seems like you just need to update the DNS IP for the "www" name.


Thanks for your reply, the correct IP Address is, let me just wait until propagates across the web.

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