You are using Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and the renew process has not happened as expected. You get the warning message from the browser saying your website/blog is not safe. Here’s how you can do to renew the Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate so your website has the https.
What was the issue I have encountered?
The verification for the automatic renewal had failed, which is the reason for the SSL to expire.
What have I done to fix it?
I have forced the renewal and now the SSL is active.
How can you do it too?
You can force the installation of the free Let’s Encrypt certificate.
[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]Those instructions are based on TSOHost
, who is my blogs host provider. Their customer services are really good. But the principle can be applied to any other host who provides Let’s Encrypt services too. I presume.[/notification]
1. Go to your server File Manager (is where you can see the files and folders of your website)
2. Rename ‘public_html’ to something different, e.g. ‘public_html_off’
3. Create new folder called ‘public_html’
4. Go to Let’s Encrypt and run a check on the Domains. if everything shows as OK, proceed with Requesting the new certificate
5. Go back to File manager and remove the ‘public_html’ folder that was created a few minutes ago
6. Rename ‘public_html_off’ back to ‘public_html’
Now you should have a valid certificate for your website.
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