My domain is:

I ran this command: letsencrypt certonly --webroot -w /home/thesouthafrican_live/code/wordpress -d --email --agree-tos --text -vvvvvv

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
Storing nonce: 0001w5fPsZEMGK5BrKxvFHM231LZg0erprEJK_Xq6O4D5zc
Challenge failed for domain
http-01 challenge for
Reporting to user: The following errors were reported by the server:

Type: unauthorized
Detail: Invalid response from []: 404

To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain contain(s) the right IP address.

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): 0.38.0

Out put for looks ok

Your ports 80 and 443 appear to be open and you have a valid A record in your DNS, so those look OK.

The part I'm confused about is that when I visit, I receive the following message:

domain is not defined:

It looks like the hosting server at (the IP address of your DNS A record) does not believe that is hosted there. Thus, the default certificate for (actually hosted at is being served when trying to visit Did you clear/destroy/reset your hosting instance? Perhaps you mistyped your IP address in your DNS A record and thus it is pointing to the wrong server?

Thank you for quick response. I think there is some redirection in place. Will check with client.

Thanks again.

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