HELP!! Unable to renew the LetsEncrypt SSL cert of my Wordpress Website running on Ngnix and Ubuntu 18.04.3 (LTS) x64.

My domain is: This domain is provided by Google Domains.

My website is a wordpress website which I found to be located at the folder: /var/lib/docker/volumes/siddharthshuklanet_htdocs/_data/htdocs/

My 90 days free LetsEncrypt SSL certificate has expired and I’m trying to renew it as suggested by the email I got from LetsEncrypt.

I’ve followed way too many tutorials and discussions on this topic but I’m not able to renew my certificate.

All the methods and commands that I’ve tried I always get the errors like “No certs found”, “No Renewals were attempted”, “invalid response from 404”, etc. Since not being an expert at renewing certificates I do not what else to do here to resolve this problem.

The support from digitalocean have yet to reply to my ticket and I’m convinced I wouldn’t get a response from them. Therefore I’ve come to seek the guidelines and expertise from the community.

Please help me sort this problem out so that I can run my website normally 🙂.

Thanks & Regards

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Looking at the files, they both contain redirection rules for your domain Having said that, I’ll recommend commenting them both out to see if you’ll be able reniewyour certificate afterwards.

Hi @SiddharthShukla,

You can use certbot to install Let’s Encrypt on your website.

Certbot is in very active development, so the Certbot packages provided by Ubuntu tend to be outdated. However, the Certbot developers maintain a Ubuntu software repository with up-to-date versions, so we’ll use that repository instead.

First, add the repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot

You’ll need to press ENTER to accept.

Install Certbot’s Nginx package with apt:

sudo apt install python-certbot-nginx

Certbot provides a variety of ways to obtain SSL certificates through plugins. The Nginx plugin will take care of reconfiguring Nginx and reloading the config whenever necessary. To use this plugin, type the following:

sudo certbot --nginx -d -d

Regards, KFSys