I added domains to my certificate but it won't serve the added domains

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My domain is:lansdalelibrary.org, www.lansdalelibrary.org

I ran this command:sudo certbot --apache -d www.lansdalelibrary.org,lansdalelibrary.org

It produced this output:it said it was successful

My web server is (include version):apache unsure of version

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):ubuntu 18.04 LTS

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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):no

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot):certbot 1.11.0


So what's the problem? Your site is serving the site that was issued a little over an hour ago, covering both lansdalelibrary.org and www.lansdalelibrary.org.

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Hi @lantech19446

I don't see a big problem (a small is visible) - see https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=lansdalelibrary.org

You have created three certificates

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
R3 2021-01-21 2021-04-21 lansdalelibrary.org - 1 entries duplicate nr. 2
R3 2021-01-21 2021-04-21 lansdalelibrary.org, www.lansdalelibrary.org - 2 entries duplicate nr. 1
R3 2021-01-21 2021-04-21 lansdalelibrary.org - 1 entries duplicate nr. 1

Don't create a new certificate, that with two domain names is good.

And you use that certificate:

expires in 90 days	lansdalelibrary.org, www.lansdalelibrary.org - 2 entries

See the #url-check - part:

Domainname Http-Status redirect Sec. G
http://lansdalelibrary.org/ 301 https://lansdalelibrary.org/ Html is minified: 100,00 % 0.236 A
http://www.lansdalelibrary.org/ GZip used - 5036 / 14730 - 65,81 % 200 Html is minified: 144,41 % 0.234 H
https://lansdalelibrary.org/ GZip used - 5036 / 14730 - 65,81 % Inline-JavaScript (∑/total): 7/1466 Inline-CSS (∑/total): 0/0 200 Html is minified: 144,41 % 3.656 I
https://www.lansdalelibrary.org/ GZip used - 5036 / 14730 - 65,81 % Inline-JavaScript (∑/total): 7/1466 Inline-CSS (∑/total): 0/0 200 Html is minified: 144,41 % 3.440 I

No Certificate warning, both domain names have the correct certificate.

Minor problem: Your http + www isn't redirected to https.

And one image has a http link:


that's mixed content you should change.


It says it's covering them but I still get the unsecure connection notice when I go to www.lansdalelibrary.org. lansdalelibrary.org is working correctly

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I'm not sure I understand how to make http+www redirect I thought that would happen automatically since I told certbot to set it up for me. I'm not the developer of the page and honestly I know very little about coding I'm just the sys admin who gets to do this part. I will let my director know to fix that link though

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That's just because it's a http connection that isn't redirecting to https. If you go to https://www.lansdalelibrary.org you'll see it's working fine.


May be Certbot doesn't understand your configuration.

What says

apachectl -S

There you have the port 80 vHost definitions.

If you have two (one non-www, one www),compare both to find the redirect.

So your system has already all informations to add that.


When I run that command I get an error

apachectl -S
AH00526: Syntax error on line 35 of /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-
SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/letsencrypt/live/lansdalelibrary.org
/fullchain.pem' does not exist or is empty
Action '-S' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information


Use this instead:

sudo apachectl -S


Hey thanks for the help I managed to find the ghost and add the redirect so www is working now


The topic says you added domains and they aren't being served.
But you are not clear about exactly which domains.
So, which are not being served?


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