I’m just trying to figure out what are the remaining steps for a graceful transition between my old web host and my new droplet.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
So that’s the base setup. Now I began the migration but after struggling with certbot, I had no choice to stop for today (
Error creating new order :: too many failed authorizations recently: ). I’d like for everything to go well tomorrow then I try again.
I seem to be lost when it comes to make sure my droplet is ready for the main domain name (leaving
do.mydomain.com for just
I never used certbot before this droplet. Never setup a web server beforehand to be honest. Moving from a CPanel installation that will stay alive on the other host just because it’s cheaper than a licence and my emails are using CPanel forwarding features.
So what I done so far (all on the droplet):
siteurlin wp_options in the DB for
mydomain.comto my OLS admin panel (edited the ones already there for
do.mydomain.comand just added the two domain names above).
mydomain.comto point to my droplet IP’s address.
certbot certonly, specifying “Places files in webroot” (which is the same and only webroot as do.mydomain.com,
/var/www/html/). Specified the domain name mydomain.com a few times, kept failing, so I specified the domain names
mydomain.com, do.mydomain.comand it gave me the “Expand certificate” option, which I selected. Finally got the “Too many failed authorizations” error which is where I’m at now.
For the time being I changed back my A Record for my main domain name back to my old web host since I’m having about 100 concurrent visitors all the time…
I really need the switch to be seamless and the certificate thing fixed. Any tips for tomorrow ? Anything I forget ? Thanks in advance for your help.
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