Let’s Encrypt recommends

that most people with shell access use the Certbot ACME client. It’s easy to use, works on many operating systems, and has great documentation.

We’ll follow this way of this tutorial. The platform we use is Debian with Apache, but I suppose instructions can be applied for others platforms.

Install CertBot Client

Certbot is meant to be run on the server where your website is hosted, then Log in the server and run following commands to install CertBot Client:

$ wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto
$ chmod a+x certbot-auto

Generate Certificates

./certbot-auto certonly –webroot -w /var/www/html/ -d vps.meumobi.com -d ww.vps.meumobi.com

mkdir -p .well-known/acme-challenge/ echo -n “Testing acme-challenge” > /var/www/html/.well-known/acme-challenge/test sudo certbot renew –dry-run

Redirect for renewal

RewriteEngine On
ReweiteRule ^\.well-known\/acme-challenge\/ - [L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://spucnottingham.org.uk/$1 [R=301,L]


mod_rewrite with exception
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/page1/test
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/page2
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://mywebsite.com/$1 [R,L]


Setup auto-renew on meumobi

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