How to setup Certbot SSL on Godaddy?

Hi, I'm new here. I'm trying to setup a free SSL. My site is on Godaddy shared hosting. The Certbot instructions page Certbot Instructions | Certbot requires me to select from 2 dropdowns. My site is running on linux but that's not an option so I selected other. Then I have no idea what to select in the second dropdown.

Can someone tell me what to select in those 2 dropdowns?

My domain is:

I ran this command: na

It produced this output: na

My web server is (include version): Godaddy linux cpanel

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): I don't know.

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Godaddy

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): Yes, cpanel

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): na

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Generally, using Certbot (and Let’s Encrypt) with Godaddy is difficult Let's Encrypt Certificates on GoDaddy Hosting - Let's Encrypt

But other clients are possible to use with Godaddy. You can search the forums for alternatives. It’s possible that your cpanel client has an integration too.


Many users have had a good experience with CertSage ACME client (version 1.2.0) - easy webpage interface, optimized for cPanel, no commands to type, root not required. However, as far as I know, it still requires manual renewing every 60 days instead of being fully automated.


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