Forge: Better LetsEncrypt Troubleshooting With Solutions

Nov, 6 2020#forge

As you may know, Forge can generate free SSL certificates for your website using LetsEncrypt:

However, when generating certificates using LetsEncrypt, you may encounter various errors due to small misconfigurations like improper DNS configuration, firewalls on port "80", and more.

So, starting today, if you face a LetsEncrypt issue, Forge will do its best to diagnose the problem, and offer you at least one solution:

When you click on the alert description, you will be shown the possible solutions:

In the future we plan to expand these "Solutions" across other areas of Forge, so you can quickly fix issues without having to troubleshoot them by yourself or wait for support response.

If you don’t have a Forge account, now is a great time to sign up! Forge allows you to painlessly create and manage PHP servers which include MySQL, Redis, Memcached, database backups, and everything else you need to run robust, modern Laravel applications.

By Nuno Maduro

Software Engineer at Laravel.

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