How to renew ceritifcate

I have a domain for which I manage DNS through the digital ocean. My subdomain is an API service while is redirected to another ip from digital ocean DNS where my landing page is hosted. My API is running using nginx but there is no config for in nginx

I want to update the cert for this

certbot certonly --force-renew -d

It shows three options

How would you like to authenticate with the ACME CA?
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1: Nginx Web Server plugin (nginx)
2: Spin up a temporary webserver (standalone)
3: Place files in the webroot directory (webroot)

And when I try with 1 or 2 it fails /.well-known/acme-challenge/HpWl2O9KcpkzKgnVpyYJFAIm_qjpyW6mlO7DLU-FITM: 404

If you are renewing your root domain cert how did you get it the first time?

You say has no nginx config so where did its cert come from?

Sometimes people change too much when trying to hide info. Are you instead just trying to get a cert for your


Do NOT use this option if you do NOT know what it's actually used for. That goes for any option, really. Don't use options you do not know the actual working of.

This option does not maaaaagically make the validation work...


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My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

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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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