Renewing Free SSL Certificate on your site: Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal (Part II)
Today, I have renewed the Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate which I have installed on my WordPress blog site (https://www.techcartnow.com/) few months back. In this article, I will share all the steps that I followed to renew that SSL Certificate.
A. Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal
Step 1: Download Windows ACME Simple (WACS) – ACME client for Windows for use with Let’s Encrypt
Download link: win-acme.v188.8.131.52.zip
Step 2: Unzip & Run letsencrypt.exe (Run as Administrator): Press ‘R’ to renew scheduled SSL certificates.
SSL Certificate is saved to
C:\Users\KK\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org as mentioned in output.
B. Installing the renewed free SSL Certificate
I am using Linux-based web hosting for my blog & used cPanel (control panel) for installing the SSL Certificate as explained below:
Step 1: Login to cPanel & click “SSL/TLS” under Security
Step 2: Click “Manage SSL sites” on SSL/TLS Manager Page
Step 3: Under “Manage Installed SSL Websites” on Manage SSL Hosts Page, click on “Update Certificate”
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: Certificate, Private Key & Certificate Authority Bundle are available in the
After filling the details click “Install Certificate”.
Boom…SSL Certificate is renewed. You can verify by clicking on “Certificate Details”.