Setting up Letsencrypt for a single Wordpress Multisite installation with many domains? still missing something

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My domain

I ran this command: certbot --apache -d

It produced this output:Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Plugins selected: Authenticator apache, Installer apache
Starting new HTTPS connection (1):
Obtaining a new certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for
Waiting for verification…
Cleaning up challenges

We were unable to find a vhost with a ServerName or Address of
Which virtual host would you like to choose?
(note: conf files with multiple vhosts are not yet supported)

1: | Multiple Names | | Enabled
2: 000-default.conf | | | Enabled
3: 000-default-le-ssl.conf | | HTTPS | Enabled
4: | | | Enabled

Select the appropriate number [1-4] then [enter] (press ‘c’ to cancel): 4
The selected vhost would conflict with other HTTPS VirtualHosts within Apache. Please select another vhost or add ServerNames to your configuration.
VirtualHost not able to be selected.


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My web server is (include version):apache2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):Ubuntu 16.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:digitalocean

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):WordPress 4.9.1

Hi, I’m just trying setup a wordpress multisite with multiple domain names, I’ve cloned the 000-default.conf in /etc/apache2/sites-available added the ServerName but im still having issues. what am i missing. Please Help

i’ve read this thread Setting up Letsencrypt for a single Wordpress Multisite installation with many domains? but still can’t get it to work

All Sites-Available configs should be "called" from Sites-Enabled

Please show all the Sites-Enabled config files.

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