How to switch from GoDaddy on Apache

Currently I have a GoDaddy SSL certificate on a LAMP server with Ubuntu 14.04, what should I do before start using Let’sEncrypt?
Should I sudo a2dissite my default-ssl or not? Sorry but it’s not very clear and I can’t find anywhere the documentation.

Thanks in advance!

The first part would generally be obtaining the certificate. You can use the official client ( certbot ), which is of course the recommended way, or one of the alternate clients.

You don’t need to turn off or stop your existing SSL for that.

Once you have the new LE certificate, then you need to install it. If this is a standard LAMP server, with no control panel in it - then the easiest is just to edit the apache config, and point to the new cert.


Thanks for your reply!
On my default-ssl.conf file I have this:

SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certificates/e**********dad.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/new.key
SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/gd_bundle-g2-g1.crt

So basically I need to change this after install the new certificate, is it correct?

correct, they will be in /etc/letsencrypt/your_domain/live/…crt


I’m speechless,
Certbot did all the job (it also auto-update those lines above on my default-ssl.conf file).
This is AWESOME! Everything here is AWESOME! Thanks :grin:

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