"Pre-Service" Questions

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My domain is: MiamisNightlife.com + more

I ran this command: This is “pre-sale”

It produced this output: This is “pre-sale”

My web server is (include version): WHM / cPanel *nix

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): WHM / cPanel *nix

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Namecheap

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):


cPanel: Yes

Hey people! I have a few questions:

I own a website called TheLocalnessNYC.com

Its actually domain mapped to https://TheLocalnessness.com/newyork

The server (I use namecheap) uses cPanel and I DO have shell access.

  1. My server is on Namecheap. While there are several threads that I have found on your site, which is the thread YOU would recommend in terms of “Getting Started w/ LetsEncrypt and Namecheap?”

  2. What is the purchase/registration limit for SSLs? I literally have 113 domains all like TheLocalnessNYC.com (such as TheLocalnessLA.com, TheLocalnessMiami.com, TheLocalnessVegas.com and so forth) and all of them need SSLs. How many different LetsEncrypt SSLs can I acquire? Is there an amount limit or bandwidth limit (though I doubt that there is a bandwidth limit as it doesnt seem applicable)?

Thank you,

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Hi @efromdc

Letsencrypt certificates are free, but only 90 days valide. There are limits (5 identical certificates per week per domain, max. 50 different certificates per week per domain), but if you have a lot of domains, this isn't a problem.

But you need a client to automate that. So start there:

Then select a client.

hey - I appreciate the reply. I'm about to look at the two links you provided, but briefly, I've seen lots of "Namecheap" issues about LE and their hosting - do one of those two threads you posted contain something like a "dummies guy to LE and Namecheap?" - Im a laymen so I need a bit of hand holding :slight_smile:

Thanks for your reply and its REALLY appreciated!

Oh - and after 90 days, I have to renew them, correct?

Mods: If you feel the need to move this into any type of “getting started” / “new members” type of forum or if Ive posted this in the wrong place, no problem and thank you - @eFromDC

If you have shell access, this should be completely irrelevant. Then you can manage your own server.

Shared hosting has general limitations (with every hoster). But shell access - then you can use cPanel or your own client.


Since you are using NameCheap with cPanel hosting. Try acme.sh, which works perfectly in those cPanel environment.

Thank you

I appreciate the hand holding everyone…!

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