Wordpress apachectl[240556]: Action 'graceful' failed

After I follow this tutorial and I installed Certbot browsers Chrome/Mozila detected as unsafe and didn’t let me open it. I unistalled Certbot running the following commands

sudo certbot delete

2. Remove Certbot's Apache package

sudo apt purge python-certbot-apache

3. Disable the SSL config file created by certbot

sudo a2dissite 000-default-le-ssl.conf

4. Remove certbot files manually

sudo rm -rf /etc/letsencrypt/
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/letsencrypt/
sudo rm -rf /var/log/letsencrypt/

5. Make sure the repo is updated and autoremove

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt autoremove

and my site is **This site can’t provide a secure connection**.

Hi @Geagichi

that’s expected. If you don’t have a certificate, you can’t use https.

You have to use http. Clean your browser cache.

Or install a certificate and fix your errors.


Hi @JuergenAuer

I followed those instructions

STEP 16 : Enable Free SSL / HTTPS using Let’s Encrypt and Certbot

Phase 1:

`apt-get install python-certbot-apache` certbot --apache -m admin@example.com -d googlecloudplatform.online -d www.googlecloudplatform.online

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When it prompts to “Please choose whether or not to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS, removing HTTP access”, Pick option 2. This is IMPORTANT!

2: Redirect - Make all requests redirect to secure HTTPS access

and It faild. I deleted everything and started a new fresh install with apache2 and Certbot following the newest instruction on the official web site and now my website it’s SECURE.

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