HELP I need to cancel everything i did

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My domain is: elodea.io

I ran this command: sudo certbot certonly --standalone

It produced this output: Obtaining a new certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for elodea.io
Waiting for verification…
Challenge failed for domain elodea.io
http-01 challenge for elodea.io
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The following errors were reported by the server:

    Domain: elodea.io
    Type: unauthorized
    Detail: The key authorization file from the server did not match
    this challenge
    “bDK1mOOXqtozaesf8oE1HcpVnn6TsHPQX0CY9tCE0EA.GErmrY7d3H0tBvBZHpzI06OAawVi71A8nE37mDalUzE”
    !=
    “bDK1mOOXqtozaesf8oE1HcpVnn6TsHPQX0CY9tCE0EA.4E3VCTFsySjUrqnCg0ooULx-3kbdPBygi0aWkvg5Gd8”

    To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was
    entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
    contain(s) the right IP address.

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): macOS

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: wordpress

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

Hi everybody I am so sorry to ask you this but please help
I am not at all a person that knows how to code
I tried for my website to go from http to https… i followed the instructions and everything worked until it said i must not have a correct ip address regarding the DNS of the website

The thing is, the only way i can try to change this IP address is by logging in into my Worpress account which is now closed because I entered : sudo certbot certonly --standalone
And now I think it shut down my website until i get a certificate which i CANT DO because i don’t understand anything

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me repair this mistake I just want to go back as if i did nothing
Please …Thank you so much

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Stop freaking out and run certbot --apache

Your apache is misconfigured and throws a 503 error:

% curl -ILk http://elodea.io/
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:04:26 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Server: Apache
X-Powered-By: PHP/7.0
X-Redirect-By: WordPress
Location: https://elodea.io/
Set-Cookie: SERVERID31394=232151|Xosaz|Xosaz; path=/
X-IPLB-Instance: 18199

HTTP/2 503 
date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:04:26 GMT
content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
server: Apache
x-powered-by: PHP/7.0
expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
cache-control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
retry-after: 3600
x-iplb-instance: 18201
set-cookie: SERVERID31394=232151|Xosaz|Xosaz; path=/

Show us what modifications you made to its config.

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Hi @LisaP

that

looks like you use an integrated system with an own Letsencrypt client. May be VestaCP or a modified control panel.

So using Certbot may be the wrong way to create a certificate.

Same checking your domain with the http status 503:

https://elodea.io/

Mode Maintenance

Nous vous prions de nous excuser pour la gêne occasionnée.
Notre site web est actuellement en rénovation.
Merci de votre compréhension.

L’équipe ELODEA Ecosystem

Ah, the stylesheet:

https://elodea.io/wp-content/plugins/wp-maintenance-mode/assets/css/style.min.css

So it’s your WordPress that answers.

PS: Checked your domain - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=elodea.io#portchecks

There is no other open port, so you may not use one of the standard control panels.

Looks like you have installed a certificate via a WordPress plugin.

Then tried to install one via Certbot. That may not work, because the WordPress plugin manages

/.well-known/acme-challenge/random-filename

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