Help! i keep getting this error message and i don't know what to do

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My domain is: DMMARYBELLE.ME

I ran this command: Some challenges have failed.
Ask for help or search for solutions at See the logfile C:\Certbot\log\letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.

C:\Windows\System32>WINDOWS 11

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version): EDGE

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):

It's best to get someone familiar with websites and certificates to help you, perhaps a local web development company. Your website is not configured to work at all and your certificate is for * which I'm guessing is your web host so you should speak to them to get started.


Now I'm trying to do Port Forwarding. Know anything about that

Yes, in the sense that I can configure it for myself but I can't guess how to configure it for you - it's different on every router but you generally want to forward TCP port 80 and port 443 to the IP of your internal machine, and you want the firewall on the internal machine to allow incoming traffic on those ports.

I'm guessing from that you want to host your own website at home? Careful doing that as you are exposing your own machine to external visitors, some of whom know exactly how to exploit commonly used software in order to get full access to your machine.


I'm trying to set up Foundry VTT
I'm having the worst of times doing it. My campaign for DND is Thursday, It was set up but something went wrong when my internet lost connection before the holidays
Where do i put 80 and port 443

Also, I don't know what internal machine or how to get to that. or the firewall on the internal machine

Ok, never heard of that software but I'm guessing you have it up and running OK on your machine: Installation Guide | Foundry Virtual Tabletop

Are you trying to run a NodeJS server on port 30000 and expose that to the internet? If so you would forward the external port to the internal port running on your machine. You would do that in the admin page of your internet router, usually under the NAT/forwarding section, sometimes called servers


It seems there is some kind of guide here: SSL and HTTPS | Foundry Virtual Tabletop


Yes I read this guide and I'm doing everything its asking me to do but nothing. that is where the error keeps coming

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Edge is only a web browser and NOT a web server.


Thanks, so you'll note in my original comment I suggested that you get a professional to help. The reason I said that was not to be mean, it was because you answered almost all of the help topic questions wrong.

I just don't think we'll be able to get you up and running on a forum like this because there are a few fundamental things to do, none of which are related to your certificate (which is what this forum is all about). I'd suggest you go to the Foundry VTT forum and try to get help getting started there.

A few things I can see which might help:

  • Your website domain points to the IP address which in turn is an Apache web server that's hosting 17,091 other domains, and which has the certificate for * so I'm assuming that's they're default domain IP address.
  • To get started using a domain to serve anything you need to point it to the public IP address of the machine your service is running on. You've not done that yet, so either you don't want to or don't know how. Again, that's a little out of scope for this forum.
  • If you intend to not use your domain and instead just use an IP address, then you can't get a cert from Let's Encrypt for that.
  • You're asking how to setup NAT forwarding rules but not offered any information about your router and frankly, if you can't login to your own router and find the correct section then I'd advise that you simply don't because serving stuff from your home machine is potentially dangerous to your machine, all the data on it and everything else connected to the same network.

I would encourage you to continue learning more about how to setup these things but it's a good idea to write down a guide for yourself as you go, that way if you miss a step in the future (e.g. you change ISP and everything is different) that you know where to look.


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