How can I remove/disable letsencrypt on Apache Ubuntu 16.04 server?

September 16, 2016 2.4k views
Apache Let's Encrypt Ubuntu

I followed the DigitalOcean tutorial on installing Let's Encrypt available here: but now I would like to completely remove it from my server as I am having issues with form submissions over SSL.

How can I completely remove Let's Encrypt?

Thank you.

2 Answers

You would need to modify your apache configuration files to remove your https entry and any reference to your certificate files. Letsencrypt is installed under /opt/letsencrypt when following our tutorials so you can also remove that directory to delete the letsencrypt tools.

  • I've successfully removed all Let's Encrypt files but now my site does not load. It still has the https in it. I cleared my browser cache but apparently is not that.

    • Did you already opened your apache config file e.g yoursite.conf and removed the rewrite rule? then delete the symlink in site-enabled for your-site-ssl-____conf?

Hi, you can disable like this:

a2dissite 000-default-le-ssl.conf


service apache2 reload

Hope it helps.

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