Ssh certbot set fails

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My domain is:

I ran this command: $ sudo certbot certonly --webroot -w /var/www/itsfoodbiz -d -d -d -d 0 0,12 * * * python -c ‘import random; import time; time.sleep(random.random() * 3600)’ && certbot renew

It produced this output: error not recognized

My web server is (include version): Linux

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Apahe 2.2.22

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: media temple

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

Why? Those are two completely separate things--the first (through the is the command to obtain your cert (presuming those are your four domain names), while the remainder of that line is a crontab entry.

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You might also have much better luck with

sudo certbot --apache

instead of the certonly command (for several reasons).

I’m just following the instructions as best I can

I tried that:

The following error was encountered:

[Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/var/log/letsencrypt/.certbot.lock’

Either run as root, or set --config-dir, --work-dir, and --logs-dir to writeable paths.

You got that error when running sudo certbot --apache, not certbot --apache?

Which instructions would that be?

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