Let's Encrypt free ssl on a subdomain possible?



Is it possible to install let’s encrypt free ssl on a subdomain (the main domain already has ssl). If yes, plz guide how…


Yes, that’s perfectly possible. Let’s Encrypt doesn’t make any difference between a subdomain or not (www.~ is a subdomain too). So there’s no general guide available for subdomains specifically.

I’ve moved your thread to the “Help” section, because I believe this isn’t really a Issuance Tech-question, although I can understand why you chose it.

In the Help section, you would have been asked the following questions below. Please answer them for us, so we can help you further:

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. https://crt.sh/?q=example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

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:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):


Thank you Osiris for the quick response. I was wondering how to install let’s encrypt wildcard ssl.

Answers to ur query:

Domain: Sarvastra.net

Hosting Provider: Hostinger

Using cPanel : Yes

Shell Access: Yes


Could you please answer the questions properly? For example, the shell question specifically asks for root shell access. Such details can be important.

Also, the “I ran this command” can also be interpreted as “How did you get your certificate in the first place?” on this occasion.

Please note wildcard certificates are rather difficult to get through cPanel I believe.


Hi @beingrahuljha

if you use cPanel, you should check if the integrated cPanel - Addin is the best solution.

cPanel has it’s own management, so the direct use of Certbot may produce side effects.


Plz look - Hostinger

Root Access: No

PHP Version 7.0.32

I bought the ssl from Hostinger for main domain.

I have recently started web development. So, I am not an expert at all those terminlogies, I admit.


Hostinger supports Letsencrypt, if you have shell access.

But cPanel is the best solution:


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