How long does the limit stays?

i have tried to encrypt the website for 5 times in a row but it didnt work because my website wasn't live yet.

Now my website is live but i have reached a limit.
Does someone know how long i will have to wait before i can get it encrypted?

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Hi @Dani123

please answer all of the following questions:


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My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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):

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My domain is: www.example.com

I ran this command: yes

It produced this output: i dont know

My web server is (include version): wordpress / siteground

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: siteground

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

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): i dont know

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But you do know you've hit a limit? That's some kind of output.. What was the exact error message you got?

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Sorry i didnt know that is what output meant this is what the exact error message says

Failed to install Let's Encrypt for example.com. "https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/new-order" indicated an ACME error: 429 Too Many Requests (429 urn:ietf:params:acme:error:rateLimited (The request exceeds a rate limit) (Error creating new order :: too many failed authorizations recently: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/)).

Did you look up the "too many failed authorizations recently" error message in the linked rate limit documentation? If yes, howcome it isn't clear how long you should have to wait? If no, please do so.

Yes i needed to read this :
There is a Failed Validation limit of 5 failures per account, per hostname, per hour. This limit is higher on our staging environment, so you can use that environment to debug connectivity problems. Exceeding the Failed Validations limit is reported with the error message too many failed authorizations recently .

i have just tried it again and it worked :smile:
Thanks for the help!

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Great! Now you only have to add a redirect from HTTP to HTTPS.

I see you're using WordPress so I'd recommend to let WordPress do the redirecting by changing the URL of your site from http:// to https:// in the WordPress admin.

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