Renew ssl for wordpress on compute engine

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My domain is:

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Google cloud

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


I am trying to renew my certificate but am not able to find any help online for this specific platform. I installed the certificate 3 minths back and set it to auto renew. now it says it has epired and not finding a way to renew it. Please help.

Hi @sooraj_90,

How did you do those things three months ago?

Yes. I installed the ssl using a tutorial that was for bitnami originally. I couldn’t set the auto update because apparently google cloud does not support. I would like to renew it now manually. How do i go about doing that in SSH. I have complete access.

BTW. I have a letsencrypt ssl. Not certbot. does that make a difference?

Let’s Encrypt is the certificate authority and letsencrypt is the old name for the client application that’s now called certbot.

You should try running letsencrypt again with the renew command (like ./letsencrypt-auto renew) and see what the output is.

I ran the command. It succesfully updated the SSL. But now after reseting the instance, the site is not reachable.

Fixed it. So apparently my External IP changes when i reset my compute engine instance. Completely overlooked that. Fixed my DNS settings and the sites up and running(

Thank You!

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