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My domain is: books.globalcountry.org
I ran this command: sudo certbot --apache
It produced this output:
Error while running apache2ctl graceful.httpd not running, trying to startAction ‘graceful’ failed. (and a lot more)
My web server is (include version): Apache2
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Amazon Lightsail
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): WordPress
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.31.0
I followed the tutorial on the https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/ubuntuxenial-apache site, and it seems it installed a second apache server.
I can try to delete this instance with
sudo apt remove --auto-remove python-certbot-apache
but then how to proceed from there?
My goal is to install a certificate on my Amazon Lightsail Wordpress server that is independent from DNS challenge (I would need to bother a colleague for the DNS entries).
Thank you for your help!