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My domain is:
I ran this command:
It produced this output:
My web server is (include version): Apache/2.4.43 (Ubuntu)
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04 VM
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
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 0.31.0
Hi i have setup a wordpress environment on a local ESXi (VMware) server and installed a ubuntu 18.04 with Apache/2.4.43. on our web-hosting i added subdomain recored pointing to our public IP address and on our router i forward port 192.168.X.X:8081 as well added the default web-server port 8081. I successfully able to see my Local wordpress site using the public IP. however when i tried to generate an ssl through ssl via certbot i get an error
The following errors were reported by the server:
Error getting validation data
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. Additionally, please check that
your computer has a publicly routable IP address and that no
firewalls are preventing the server from communicating with the
client. If you’re using the webroot plugin, you should also verify
that you are serving files from the webroot path you provided.
I have checked that the port 8081 and it’s open, as well disabled VM firewall but still get the same error.
is there a different process between VM and and non VM host to install SSL ? or how does it work and what is the solution?