Renew certificate for not deployed web server

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My domain is:

I ran this command:
certbot renew

It produced this output:
Certificate not yet due for renewal (mentionning

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
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):
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot):
Momentarily the web server fore is not running but I'd like to keep the certificate.
Is it possible ?

site itself is down so bash the hostinger

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From ( icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable

Sure, why not? Certbot is handeling and storing the certificate. Services such as webservers are just using it.


You can use certbot in standalone mode - it will answer the challenge(s) instead of the web server:

certbot certonly --standalone --preferred-challenges http -d

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What certificates does certbot have?
certbot certificates


Thanks. Apparently it did the job.
I just had to stop web server on the server from which I run the command and, of course, to correct the DNS's IP which was pointing to the server I do not own anymore.


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