Setting up, apparently over a prior install

Site : - being restructured and updated.
Linux O/S ; 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25.el6.x86_64 #1
Shell access - OK

Apparently, there was a prior SSL/TLS installed.
The ‘letsencrypt’ directory exists, with the following content -
drwx------ 2 4096 Apr 30 15:31 ./
drwxr-xr-x 4 4096 Apr 30 16:01 …/
-rw-r–r-- 1 2167 Apr 30 15:31 cert.pem
-rw-r–r-- 1 1647 Apr 30 15:31 chain.pem
-rw-r–r-- 1 3815 Apr 30 15:31 fullchain.pem
-rw-r–r-- 1 1821 Apr 30 15:31 last.csr
-rw-r–r-- 1 3272 Apr 30 15:31 private.pem
-rw-r–r-- 1 800 Apr 30 15:31 public.pem

How should I proceed?

I would check the expiration and names used (public.pem).
If useful, you could pickup where that left off.
If not useful, then delete and start from scratch.

it seems the domain may been have moved to another web hosting service:
those files would be of little use, if the IP of the names used don’t point to the IP of the server you are working on.

Thanks rg - I deleted and cloned OK, then -
at the ‘Help Install File’ step

$ ./letsencrypt-auto --help
"sudo" is not available, will use “su” for installation steps…
Sorry, I don’t know how to bootstrap Certbot on your operating system!

You will need to install OS dependencies, configure virtualenv, and run pip install manually.
Please see
for more info.

I went to that page and could not find any specific directions.
I am on GoDaddy, w/ a shared hosting at the moment, C-Panel etc., and a Linux O/S as mentioned earlier from a ‘uname -a’ output.

Certbot is usually not very appropriate for shared hosting (at least, the default options and behaviors require root access). A number of earlier GoDaddy threads here had people seemingly in a similar situation to yours:

I do have root access.
At least I can log in as a user w/ root privilege, into a bash shell, using PUTTY, perform typical activity as outlined in previous postings. So far regular UNIX type commands are read, accepted and interpreted.

@bmw, could you take a look at this?

I created to track improving that link. To give you the information here though, you need the following software installed on your OS to use Certbot:

  • Python 2.6, 2.7, or 3.3+ and its header files
  • virtualenv
  • gcc
  • Augeas
  • openssl command line tool and headers
  • foreign function interface library

Usually you would install this software through a tool like apt-get, yum, or dnf.

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