Initiating Let'sEncrypt on FileCloud

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My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version): Apache built in

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Windows Server 2018

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): Sort of... FileCloud has a control panel

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): Not even sure if I need it.

FileCloud's control panel will happily create a CSR file for me and point me to its location. It also has a button for "Install SSL Cert" but as far as actually getting the cert file through Let'sEncrypt, all they have to say is:

  1. Contact the Let's Encrypt team and request auto-renewal of your SSL certifcate.'s+Encrypt+to+Renew+SSL+Certificates

That page also specifies that you have to remove a hashtag from a config file but I have no clue where to go from there.

Your help is appreciated.


Hi @dsplzion and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

Not sure how Apache was built in to:

[perhaps you mean 2016 or 2019]

So I'm not sure if you should:

  • try using certbot for Windows
    [via Apache with HTTP-01 authentication]


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Got it working. I took your advice and used Certbot for Windows. It was extremely easy. The FileCloud control panel accepted the cert and privkey files no problem. Thanks for the suggestion. I hope this thread will remain searchable so others can find it in the future.

Oh, and yes, it's 2016, not 2018.... of course.



Yes it will; That is one of the best things about this forum :slight_smile:


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