Help Wordpress SSL

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g., so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command: Activated SSL

It produced this output:
> Saving debug log to /tmp/tmp.D3rLmAZ3uG/letsencrypt.log
> Plugins selected: Authenticator webroot, Installer None
> Starting new HTTPS connection (1):
> Obtaining a new certificate
> 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:, see
> Please see the logfiles in /tmp/tmp.D3rLmAZ3uG for more details.

My web server is (include version): DirectAdmin Web Control Panel

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):


According to the error message, you already got 5 certificates for the past 7 days and hit the duplicate certificate limit. Do you still have these certificates?
If not, you have two options:

  1. Wait for 7 days (since most of your certificate are issued on Aug 7th) or find another provider to get a temporary certificate.
  2. Add another random hostname under your domain to the certificate request to bypass the duplicate certificate limit.

Thank you for putting up a message.

I will wait longer than 7 days just will have to remember it.
I won’t be able to access the hostname since my provider doesn’t allow me this.

If there are other ways let me know

There’s indeed one way to at least secure your site between these time: Get a trial certificate from a paid CA. I’m just not really recommending that but that’s … working and fine for a short period of time.

There are also now two other CAs offering free certs through the ACME protocol: BuyPass and ZeroSSL. Someone who ran into a Let’s Encrypt rate limit could try issuing from one of those CAs in the meantime.

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