HTTPS: Not a terrible experience

Shared hosting with cPanel

Installed letsencrypt on my local machine (a Chromebook running Ubuntu in crouton, didn't melt):

git clone

cd letsencrypt

Ran in manual mode:

./letsencrypt-auto certonly --manual

Followed instructions for domain validation (dealt with rogue .htaccess file that stopped .well-known being accessible).

fullchain.pem, chain.pem, cert.pem and privkey.pem were generated into /etc/letsencrypt/live/mydomain.tld.

cPanel -> SSL/TLS Manager.

Uploaded privkey.pem to Private Keys. Uploaded cert.pem to Certificates.

Manage SSL Hosts -> Browse Certficates -> picked the cert (it prefilled domain automatically). First two boxes prefilled with private key and cert. Pasted CA bundle into the third box from the lets encrypt site.


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