Cerbot - Domain not available

Posted July 6, 2021 181 views

Hi I followed this guide to generate a certificate for my domain:

I added ServerName mydomain and ServerAlias www.mydomain in /etc/apache2/sites-available/my_domain.conf but the domain is not listed between available sites for https in cerbot.

Any ideas how to fix that?
Thank you

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Hi there,

Once you created the Apache virtual host config at the sites-available directory, did you run sudo a2ensite your_domain.conf to enable the config file?

Also after enabling the file, you need to run a config test:

sudo apache2ctl configtest

And if you get Syntax OK, then restart Apache as well:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Let me know how it goes.

Hi Bobby, I tried sudo a2ensite your_domain.confbut after that I get this message when I run sudo apache2ctl configtest:

AH00526: Syntax error on line 2 of /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/my_domain.conf:
ServerAlias only used in <VirtualHost>
Action 'configtest' failed.

I can’t restart apache due to this error.

Thank you