Setting up certificates for namecheap domains


I have been trying to get my certificates for the two new domains I purchased at a conference, but keep getting an error. I am using the webroot plugin tutorial, but every time I get an error back.

I put in:

./letsencrypt-auto certonly --webroot -w /var/www/EXAMPLE -d -d -w /var/www/NOTREAL -d -d

but get back:

The webroot plugin is not working; there may be problems with your existing configuration.
The error was: PluginError(’/var/www/EXAMPLE does not exist or is not a directory’,)

I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong here…

Thank you so much for any help you can give.


I don’t get the problem… The error is very clear: /var/www/EXAMPLE does not exist or is not a directory. I have no clue to what you are pointing to in the real, unobfuscated command, but it should be the webroot directory of your domain. Not the index.html or some other file.