Ports.conf change

Posted November 28, 2021 115 views

Every time I run “sudo certbot renew –dry-run” my ports.conf file changes. It looks as shown below. How do I avoid this?

If you just change the port or add more ports here, you will likely also

have to change the VirtualHost statement in


Listen 8080

<IfModule ssl_module>
Listen 444

<IfModule mod_gnutls.c>
Listen 444

vim: syntax = apache ts = 4 sw = 4 sts = 4 sr noet

Listen 80

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Hi @adminjrfer,

I’m not sure what does it change as the formatting is a bit off and I’m not sure what would be the correct look however If your Apache is listening on port 80 and 443 it’s fine.

If your CertBot is changing the ports from 80 to 8080 or something else, what you need to do is open the /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/YourDomain.conf

and in there in the renewalparams change the installer from Nginx to Apache:

# Options used in the renewal process                                                   [renewalparams]
authenticator = apache
installer = apache
server =