A hearty HELLO! and a thankful tip of the hat to the Let’s Encrypt community,
I would like to start out by thanking all of those who are involved in making this service available to the public. Your work is greatly appreciated!
I’ve successfully gotten the Let’s Encrypt certbot to function smoothly on most of the sites that I’m running upon my VPS, with the exception of one tricky domain. This particular site is able serve up standard HTTP pages, but the secure connections throw back a 404 in my web-browser.
My domain is:
My server is running Ubuntu 18.04, with certbot 0.23.0 installed, and I have root access from within a remote shell.
I ran this command:
sudo certbot run -a webroot -i apache -w /var/www/excessive.energy/public_html -d excessive.energy -d www.excessive.energy --debug-challenges
I felt it necessary to input the above command because I was running into a “well-kown Acme Challenge” problem such as the one addressed here: Certbot Not Creating Well-known Acme-challenges File
When certbot was creating the certificate, I chose option 2 when prompted - with the choice to REDIRECT http traffic to https
After running this command successfully - the certbot created the certificate - and upon visiting the following two test links: SSL-labs: excessive.energy & SSL-labs: www.excessive.energy it appears that things are in proper shape, however there is something very wrong with my web-server configuration, because I cannot view the content of the pages that I visit under HTTPS mode.
I assume that this most certainly has something to do with my apache configuration files. - and upon further notice, I have confirmed that there are no
excessive.energy-le-ssl.conf files in either of my
I hope that someone can help me get to the bottom of this, because I find the whole thing to be rather mystifying and difficult to figure out. I look forward to whatever help or troubleshooting and head-scratching that any of you folks might be able to provide me with. I thank you in advance for your assistance!