How to Install LetsEncrypt SSL Certificate in Ubuntu Apache Server

 How to Install LetsEncrypt SSL Certificate in Ubuntu Apache Server

In this tutorial you will be able to install LetsEncrypt SSL certifcate in NGINX Ubuntu Server

Learn how to install Apache server in Ubuntu

Step 1 SSH
SSH into your Ubuntu server

Step 2 – Add Certbot PPA in Repository
Run the following commands to add Certbot PPA Repository

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
sudo apt-get update

Step 3 – Install Certbot

sudo apt-get install certbot python-certbot-apache

Step 4 – Choose how do you want to run Certbot

Let Certbot configured SSL certificate for you
Use the following command. It will configure certificate and modify Apache configuration automatically.

//Replace with your domain name
sudo certbot --apache -d -d

Step 5 – Check autorenewal
You can check the auto renewal using below command. Certbot runs a cron job that will renew certificate before 30 days of expiry.

sudo certbot renew --dry-run

Step 6 – Check you website
Now open your domain to confirm the SSL certificate e.g.


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