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Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal (Part II)

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Today, I have renewed the "Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate" that I installed on my WordPress blog site (https://www.techcartnow.com/) a few months back. In this article, I will share all the steps that I followed to renew that SSL Certificate.

Note: Part I is available here: Getting & Installing Free SSL Certificate on your site: Moving WordPress site to https using Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal

Step 1: Download Windows ACME Simple (WACS) – ACME client for Windows to use with Let’s Encrypt

Download link: win-acme.v1.9.10.1.zip

Step 2: Unzip and Run letsencrypt.exe (Run as Administrator): Press ‘R’ to renew scheduled SSL certificates.

Let's Encrypt's Free SSL Certificate Renewal


Let's Encrypt's Free SSL Certificate Renewal Complete

SSL Certificate is saved to C:\Users\KK\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.

org as mentioned in output.

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal Output

Installing the Renewed Free SSL Certificate

I am using the Linux-based web hosting for my blog and used the cPanel (control panel) for installing the SSL Certificate as explained below:

Step 1: Login to cPanel and Click “SSL/TLS” Under Security

cPanel SSL TLS

Step 2: Click “Manage SSL sites” on the SSL/TLS Manager Page

Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)

Step 3: Under “Manage Installed SSL Websites” on the Manage SSL Hosts Page, Click on “Update Certificate”

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Update

Install an SSL Website


Domain : www.techcartnow.com
Certificate: (CRT) : www.techcartnow.com-crt.pem
Private Key (KEY) : www.techcartnow.com-key.pem
Certificate Authority Bundle : (CABUNDLE): ca-www.techcartnow.com-crt.pem

Note: The Certificate, Private Key, and Certificate Authority Bundle are available in the C:\Users\KK\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.

org directory. After filling the details, click “Install Certificate." Boom…SSL Certificate is renewed. You can verify by clicking on “Certificate Details.”

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Updated Successfully

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