SLL is Installed, but Not Working?

My domain is:

I ran this command:
Originally installed through openlitespeed from the GCP Marketplace.
Recently tried to follow instructions for CertBot, and get good indications that the SSL certificates have been installed, but the expiry headers are set to today, so it’s not working properly, and the dry runs, for auto-renew, are failing.
Tired of jacking with this crap every 6-months, and thought Litespeed would know better, and have this pre-configured.

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 18.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

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):
certbot 0.31.0

Expiry looks fine to me.

$ openssl s_client -connect -showcerts 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -noout -subject -issuer -dates
subject=CN =
issuer=C = US, O = Let's Encrypt, CN = Let's Encrypt Authority X3
notBefore=Oct 19 18:49:56 2019 GMT
notAfter=Jan 17 18:49:56 2020 GMT

If you are checking inside your browser, they can be pretty lazy about showing new SSL information unless you close and re-open the tab.

What's the error?

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Hey, AZ, thanks for replying so quickly.
Yeah, I literally just discovered it was working, right after I submitted this post.

You were correct about opening new tabs.
I was refreshing, and clearing browser cache, but none of that worked.

Only discovered it, because someone mentioned it looked fine, and I opened it up in another Firefox browser, to see.
The Auto-Renew is still not working, though.

Tried this:

sudo certbot renew --dry-run

Threw this error:
> Cert not due for renewal, but simulating renewal for dry run

Plugins selected: Authenticator webroot, Installer None
Renewing an existing certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for
http-01 challenge for
Cleaning up challenges
Attempting to renew cert ( from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/
produced an unexpected error: Missing command line flag or config entry for this setting:
Input the webroot for Skipping.
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)

** DRY RUN: simulating 'certbot renew' close to cert expiry
** (The test certificates below have not been saved.)
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)
** DRY RUN: simulating 'certbot renew' close to cert expiry
** (The test certificates above have not been saved.)


Can you post the contents of /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ (Normally none of it is sensitive.)

How recently did you start using Certbot?

It looks like certificates have been successfully issued every ~60 days since 2017, with a few extra ones at various points.

There was even one issued on the normal schedule a month ago.

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