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My domain is: peerpowerinc.com
I ran this command:
It produced this output:
My web server is (include version): Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: AWS EC2
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 0.22.2
I am using AWS EC2. I create backups of my site regularly as AWS amazon machine images (AMI).
Before I had installed ssl certificates via Let’s Encrypt, I could launch a backup AMI as a new AWS EC2 instance and after changing a setting or two could load my backup at the AWS public dns, for example ec2-XX-YY-ZZ-123.compute-1.amazonaws.com and my backed up site would load. But now that I have letsencrypt certificates installed when I try to follow the same process I did before having certs installed browser shows “site can’t be reached” error and apache error log has error like:
“server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name”.
I am hoping I can add a subdomain cert like dev.peerpowerinc.com to my production server, then make a backup of that server. Launch new AWS instance of backup AMI. Get temporary public dns address of new instance. Add A record set to Route53 where I assign dev.peerpowerinc.com to temporary public dns address of new instance.
- Is this possible?
- Any steps on how to do that?
- Would I have to create new virtual host for dev.peerpowerinc.com as well on production server before backing up?
- I am hoping once I add dev.peerpowerinc.com cert to production and then create backup, the only thing I would have to update is DNS record of where dev.peerpowerinc.com points to load a backup - is that right?
Thanks in advance.