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Why do I get this "Could not reverse map the HTTPS VirtualHost to the original" message when I try to install an SSL?

I’m trying to set up a vhosts file on my server with separate vhost txt files in it. Everything seems to work fine and I am able to reach both of the areas I try to set up using http. When I try to install an SSL cert however, it always comes up with a message telling me:

Could not reverse map the HTTPS VirtualHost to the original

IMPORTANT NOTES:
 - Unable to install the certificate
 - Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at:

I’ve tried reinstalling and restarting the droplet 3 times now and every time it is the same. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong I’m new to all this. Could someone help point me in the right direction?


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The perfect template. Try this. Worked for me after days of looking for a solution.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
	ServerName domain.com
	ServerAlias www.domain.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html
	
	<Directory /var/www/html/>
            Options FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride All
            Require all granted
        </Directory>
	
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

This happened to me, when i tried to setup (rewrite) old droplet domain with another. The problem was that in sites-enabled/mysite.com (or in other one, or in htaccess too) there was forced redirection from non-https to https version (using RewriteRule ^ .....) . So, while site is till not using HTTPS, that forced redirection makes the problem, comment those lines before your site has SSL.

you should at first enable the ...ssl.conf one in sites-available (like sudo a2ensite my-ssl.conf) and inside that, put this: ServerName YOURDOMAIN.LTD