How to renew free Let's Encrypt certificate on godaddy after it has expired

My domain is: remotelama.com

My ssl certificate expired a month ago.

I don’t remember how I got my ssl as it was done by some team member and she is also not able to recall (Is there a way I can know this?). She tried to renew and she followed the following steps:

  • Removed the old txt records for ssl in the DNS of the site.
  • Trying to reinstall the CSR & account key from zerossl but getting error \n\n404 Not Found\n\n

    Not Found

    \n<p

I am not sure how to go about it. Can someone help.

Hi @avinashchby

these are two different challenge types you should not mix.

Use

  • dns validation (or)
  • http validation

Read

If you use zerossl as client:

dns validation -> you don’t need a running webserver
http validation -> a file in /.well-known/acme-challenge is required, Letsencrypt checks that file

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I know. I have tried the http validation method but I am getting this error every time:
(\n\n404 Not Found\n\n

Not Found

\n<p") in zero ssl after I click on next.

Also, when I try to test if the text file is uploaded or not, I am getting this error:

The requested URL /.well-known/acme-challenge/qfvjMDJu_Mh64A7XbwoXEqqlg5fkIV-3ajE0NkLDKSU was not found on this server.

And then my http (non secure) site opens the default apache2 page for a brief period of time (5-6 hours) and then only it resets back to the original http site.

just for FYI, the https site opens as usually with the warning message.

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Checking your configuration that looks bad

You have two different ip addresses ( https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=remotelama.com ):

Host T IP-Address is auth. ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout
remotelama.com A 107.180.50.187
Scottsdale/Arizona/US yes 2 0
A 206.189.136.186
Electronics City/Karnataka/IN yes 2 0
AAAA yes
www.remotelama.com C remotelama.com yes 1 0
A 107.180.50.187
Scottsdale/Arizona/US yes
A 206.189.136.186
Electronics City/Karnataka/IN yes

But checking the urls there are different http answers:

Domainname Http-Status redirect Sec. G
http://www.remotelama.com/
107.180.50.187 301 http://remotelama.com/ 0.620 D
http://remotelama.com/
107.180.50.187 200 1.250 H
http://remotelama.com/
206.189.136.186 200 0.314 H
http://www.remotelama.com/
206.189.136.186 200 0.313 H
https://www.remotelama.com/
107.180.50.187 301 https://remotelama.com/ 1.527 N
Certificate error: RemoteCertificateChainErrors
https://remotelama.com/
107.180.50.187 200 1.916 N
Certificate error: RemoteCertificateChainErrors
https://remotelama.com/
206.189.136.186 -2 1.457 V
ConnectFailure - Unable to connect to the remote server No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 206.189.136.186:443
https://www.remotelama.com/
206.189.136.186 -2 1.470 V
ConnectFailure - Unable to connect to the remote server No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 206.189.136.186:443
http://www.remotelama.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de
107.180.50.187 301 http://remotelama.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de 0.627 D
Visible Content:
http://remotelama.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de
107.180.50.187 404 0.710 A
Not Found
Visible Content: Home Services Search Engine Manipulation PR & Backlink Non Manipulative Storytelling About Me Remote Lama The Content Team Which Suits Your Growth Oops! That page can’t be found. It looks like nothing was found at this location. Search for: Copyright © All rights reserved. Blog Way by ProDesigns
http://remotelama.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de
206.189.136.186 404 0.310 A
Not Found
Visible Content: Not Found The requested URL /.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu) Server at remotelama.com Port 80
http://www.remotelama.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de
206.189.136.186 404 0.317 A
Not Found
Visible Content: Not Found The requested URL /.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu) Server at www.remotelama.com Port 80

The 206.* ip has

Server: Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu)

the 107.* ip

Server: Apache

Looks like one ip address is wrong.

The two IPs may be because of the two versions (www and non-www) of the domain and might be the reason is that the www version is not working. Although I am not sure or figure out any other reason for having two IPs.

What do you suggest I must do to resolve it? Or can you share some resource please.

You don’t need two ip addresses to have a working www and non-www version.

Use one ip with one vHost and

ServerName remotelama.com
ServerAlias www.remotelama.com

More isn’t required.

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