How to install Let's Encrypt on shared host with cPanel

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

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Just to be clear: you are on shared hosting and can login to a root shell on your shared hosting server?


Welcome to the Let's Encrypt Community :slightly_smiling_face:

I'm actually nearing release of my ACME client that is specifically intended for acquiring Let's Encrypt certificates on shared hosting instances managed with cPanel. It should be ready for release within a few days.

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Yes, it's shared hosting. I have ssh access but have no idea whether I have root access or not.

Thank you and good luck!


Is the source already visible on Github perhaps?


I didn't get you. Where is it and how to install it?

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I replied to @griffin, see screenshot below how Discourse (this forum software) visualises that:


Not yet. It's going to be available from its own website initially. Once it's alpha tested, I'll post another draft illustrated guide in the #lounge for review. While GoDaddy shared hosting with cPanel is my primary target, the delta for other providers should be small enough (and the code should be flexible enough) to work for most any similar setup.


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