It worked! I have two domains on my host: matthannan.net and nycnyne.net, which is my forum site for my old friends now scattered. I enabled the 1-year-free SSL/TLS cert from Namecheap on the matthannan.net end of things. They wanted to charge me for a cert for nycnyne.net, so that is where I installed the Let’s Encrypt cert. Honestly, the link above guide could use a rewrite. There are some serious steps that are mentioned in it, but not demonstrated. Like the whole
For my scripts to work, you should generate one certificate for each set of domain and subdomains. For example one for domain1.com, www.domain1.com, www2.domain1.com and another certificate for domain2.com, www.domain2.com, www2.domain2.com.
tip. I could not figure out how to get www.nycnyne.net to be included. Using a comma, like the “example” threw an error. Just leaving a space also threw an error. Oh, and you will need to find the actual commands on the github page. Also, I am not 100% sure how to actually “sign up” with Let’s Encrypt. When I tried to add my email address, it said it was already registered. Whatever. We’ll see what happens in three months! I am Secure!