Installing Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on your GoDaddy Linux Hosting Account along with auto renewal using – Complete Guide

Being a loyal Godaddy User it was always a sad fact for me to be unable to use the free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on Godaddy with ease while many other hosting providers had the feature baked into their CPanel. I had been using a lot of paid SSL Certificates for sites that would not generate any revenue for me.

I tried using the certificate with the help of Zero SSL which still needed to renew manually every 90 days, 60 days to be precise and I would never really remember that until the sites showed certificate error after it already expired which was a big pain to me. And also that, with the free plan I could manage only three SSL Certificates. This was not a proper solution for so many reasons.

Then later while I followed the documentation from Godaddy:

I reached a link (Above Link) that had quite a few ways I could automate my free certificate on Shared Linux Godaddy Hosting Account and decided to dive deep until I got some truly good results.

After looking for a few options and failing, I felt like going a bit further with the documentation of

Here are the ways I followed to successfully Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on my website hosted on Godaddy Linux Hosting Account

  • Open SSH Shell
    I did this through the command line so make sure you have ssh access to the server. If not enable SSH Access from your hosting dashboard.
  • Login to your account and on your home directory, type the following command to get

    curl | sh -s

    I mostly use Termius for accessing remote servers for its efficiency.

    You can ignore the message: “It is recommended to install socat first.” as it has no impact on installing the certificate.
    I actually went through the process of installing socat also but got lost due to limited access and later realized, it was all worthless.

  • Now perform the following to Issue Certificate after successfully installing

    $ cd

    $ ./ –issue -d -d -w /home/your-folder/public_html

    -d [Include all your domains or www and non www versions here]
    -w /home/your-folder/public_html [Include your website root here, it can be /var/www/html or /home/public_html or anything where your website resides]

    I’m trying to show you what I exactly typed and what results I got for you to be more comfortable doing stuffs. I got this timeout because I mis-typed the domain name
    I could successfully install the certificate on my server and I noticed that It registered an account for me in zerossl and downloaded the certificate files from the same.
    The certificate files and key files saved in the .acme folder as you can see in the above image

    You can get the key files from the File Manager within your CPanel

    Time to Install on CPANEL & Redirect all request to https

  • Login into your CPANEL and look for SSL/TLS Option

    Make sure you have copied the content of fullchain.cer and domain.key files. You can get them using nano/cat command from your command line or you can directly open the file from File Manager in your CPANEL, use whatever way you find comfortable.
  • Click On (Open) the link that says [ Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates ] on the right side
  • Paste the content of fullchain.cer into the text-area box that says
    [Paste the certificate into the following text box:]
    And click on Save Changes
    The changes will be saved.
  • Click on Go Back

    You will see the recently added certificate in the list

  • Now go to the bottom of the page and click on
    [ Return to SSL Manager]
  • On the next page click on
    [ Manage SSL sites.]
  • In that page click on [Browse Certificates] Button
  • Choose the certificate that you recently added from the list and click on Use Certificate
  • It will fill the form with the certificates that you just installed
  • Now You will see an empty box where you can [ Private Key (Key) ], paste the content of the domain.key file that you copied earlier and click on [ Install Certificate ] Button
  • Your certificate will be installed.

    That’s all about installing Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on your Godaddy Linux Hosting Account using

    Now you can try opening your website with and you can see it opens with a security padlock, i.e. verified SSL

    Time to Force Redirect all request to https from http

In order to redirect all request to https open your CPANEL or from your SSH Shell open .htaccess file in the project root if it exists, if not create a new file and name it .htaccess and type the following content in the file

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?yourdomain\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]
Mine looks like this


Now enjoy Free SSL on your Godaddy Linux Hosting

I prepared this documentation with this much detail because I struggled to rightly do it most often, CHEERS!



Barun Gautam


Solved: ERROR: Could not find a valid gem ‘sass’ (>= 0), here is why: Unable to download data from – SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (

ERROR:  Could not find a valid gem ‘sass’ (>= 0), here is why:          

Unable to download data from – SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (

While I was trying to install sass on my local computer, I got an unusual error. A simple command would usually work for installing sass after I installed Ruby

C:\Ruby23-x64\bin>gem install sass

But this command returned the following SSL error this time:

C:\Ruby23-x64\bin>gem install sass


ERROR:  Could not find a valid gem ‘sass’ (>= 0), here is why:


Unable to download data from – SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (

After going through several solutions, which didn’t work for me, I typed a simple command, just for fun


which returned

Ruby Gem Help
Ruby Gem Help


I found the url

Then I thought of a nepali quotation “दियो मुनि अधेरो” [Read as: Diyo muni adhero] which means, “Darkness under the lamp”. The case was the same.


Instead of finding solution in the official site for support, I was looking elsewhere, around the world for the help.


As I logged in to the website,, I got a link

SSL Certificate Update

SSL Certificate Update
SSL Certificate Update

Here, I got my solution. As per the suggestion I followed the following steps

After you download Ruby Gems Update through the above link, place it to a directory you can easily locate, preferably in the root directory C:\ drive, and then open command prompt, then type the following command

C:\>gem install –local C:\rubygems-update-2.6.7.gem


C:\>update_rubygems –no-ri –no-rdoc


SSL Certificate Update for Ruby Gems
SSL Certificate Update for Ruby Gems
After the installation of update is complete type the same command again
C:\Ruby23-x64\bin>gem install sass



Install Ruby Gem after SSL Certificate Update
Install Ruby Gem after SSL Certificate Update

And, here’s it, you successfully installed SASS despite SSL certificate issue


This is How you may solve your error

ERROR:  Could not find a valid gem ‘sass’ (>= 0), here is why:


Unable to download data from – SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (

Thank You


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What makes a Perfect Website? Part 1

Choose the Best Domain Name

Journey of a perfect website starts with its Name

Choose the Best Domain Name
Choose the Best Domain Name

Perfect Domain Name

Despite the fact, most of the traffic to a website is drawn through search engines and social networking websites like facebook, twitter, google+, tumblr etc, its necessary to have  a perfect domain name for a perfect website.

By perfect domain name I mean:
  • Name that is short and sweet

    You are one of the luckiest person in the world if you get a short and meaningful domain name for yourself. Short meaningful domain names are sweet because they are easy to remember and easy to type. You need not depend on the search engines for your visitors to revisit your website if your domain is short and has a meaning. For example, a six character domain name that has represents information about nepal sounds so perfect here. Similarly there is a website that contains business news of nepal whose domain is, biz meaning business and shala meaning a place. So a place where you get business, economic and financial news of nepal
    Click here to reserve the best domain name for you before anyone grabs it.

  • Name that tells people what you do

    Nothing can be more overwhelming for a visitor than finding the content related to the domain name they visit. While it would be much embarrassing if the domain name goes towards east and the content towards the west. Search engine is next important concern when we design a website. A domain name that contains keywords that users would search for your website helps your website rank high in search engine and drive more traffic to your website.
    For Example: If your primary purpose is to sell used cars online, worldwide, name like would be better. However would be considered long url by some analysts.

  • Search perfect name for you now.

  • Name that targets your area

    High traffic doesn’t always make profit for a business website if the users are going to bounce back. Domain name needs to be balanced such that, users who are concerned about your business visit your website more often than unnecessary users.
    If your website is for a local business, it’s better to include the name of local city or area in the domain name to make it easier for the users to find it. Search engine finds your website more quickly with the local name on your domain, if user searches for local service providers.
    for example: For a takeaway at manchester, would receive more traffic than much other names. While, if the domain targets the global audience, name like would meet the requirement.

  • Name that doesn’t contain any special character

    Special characters like hyphens and numbers may confuse users who wan’t to visit your website by domain name they listen about. Avoid using such characters as far as possible. Users may mistype the domain. If a domain should contain number, better register multiple versions in order to avoid misunderstanding.
    For Example: If you want a domain name, better register its next version too. Also would not be as good as for a used automobile businesss.

  • Name that has an extension as per the purpose of your website

    Proper selection of extension on one hand makes your website more specific while on the other hand it open a huge set of possible domain names for your website. Choosing a .voyage domain for a trekking/travel based website would be more appropriate that a .com domain.
    The use of newer TLDs would overcome the lack of proper domain names.
    Though is already reserved by somebody else, you would get next specific domain name, which sounds more cool. The same way you would register any domain of your choice and need if you be a bit more clever when you choose a domain name.

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.diet Serve up a healthy .diet online. $24.99*
.digital .digital is the place for downloads. $39.99*
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TLD Description First year On Sale
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.systems Develop a strong Web presence with .SYSTEMS. $24.99*
.tattoo Make your mark with .tattoo. 39.99
.tax Expand your .tax business. $69.99*
.technology .TECHNOLOGY is for the techie in you. $24.99*
.tennis Serve up a .tennis domain. $69.99*
.tienda Sell to Spanish-speaking customers with .TIENDA. $69.99*
.tips They have questions, .TIPS has answers. $24.99*
.tires The world runs on .tires. $129.99*
.today .TODAY delivers the latest news. $24.99*
.tokyo Court a world-class city with .tokyo. $16.99*
.tools Craft a strong web presence with the right .TOOLS. $39.99*
.town Be mayor of your own .TOWN. $39.99*

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.trade Build partnerships with .trade. $39.99*
.training Teach the world with .TRAINING. $39.99*
.university .UNIVERSITY is the place to learn. $69.99*
.uno .UNO says you’re #1. $19.99*
.us Get your hands on the all-American domain. 9.99
.vacations Sun and fun await at .VACATIONS. $39.99*
.vegas Reach tourists 24/7 with .vegas. $69.99*
.ventures Launch your next project with .VENTURES. $69.99*
.vet Tell the world you’re a vet. $39.99*
.viajes .VIAJES means travel. $69.99*
.video Be seen online with .video. $29.99*
.villas Find more buyers or renters with .VILLAS. $69.99*
.vision Help them see clearly with .VISION. $39.99*
.vodka Neat or chilled, .vodka draws a crowd. $39.99*
.vote Get out the .vote online. $99.99*
.voting Measure public opinion with .voting. $99.99*
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How to be a good web designer?

Web Designing can be thought as the easiest task in the world, something like eating a piece of cake, but…

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Hardly does any book explain you, what you need to do to be a web designer. Neither do any books guide you through each and every concepts you require to be a good web designer.

The very first thing you need to have is the eagerness in being a web designer. When you are eager, you automatically get equipped with all you need to be a perfect web designer. Google, the god of programmers and developers is the most important asset you would ever have.

Web designing is not about completing the course of HTML or CSS or any other technology. Its changing every day. Every next day we come to hear about some new technologies.

Being a good web designer is not the matter of a 10, 20 or 30 day web designing course. You need constant dedication and experience over a long period of time on designing website.

However, years of experience you may have, but still you are learner, in case of web designing as new technologies are emerging every now and then.

Here I present my basic understanding on being a good web designer.

Make Friendship with Computer

One of the most important part of a web designer is the friendship with the computer. You need to feel happy when you are in front of your computer. You need to be happy with the key arrangement on the keyboard and the way the mouse is. Arrange the files and folders withing the computer efficiently. Be ready for solving general computer hardware related issues and be comfortable with installing and uninstalling applications (software) in your computer, be it any software, device driver or any game. Anything you do on your computer is taking you to next level.

Better play some games that require a lot of time sensitive clicks and a lot of immediate typing like Sniper Games, GTA Vice City or Pro Evolution Soccer.

Do a lot of Word Processing

Word Processing activities like typing and setting a book, question papers, thesis document, letters, application etc plays a very important role to make you a good web designer. After you are familiar with the visual interface for working with page settings you are prepared for coding the similar concept using web designing technologies like HTML/CSS.

All word processing activities you carry out while preparing books or other documents is going to guide you towards designing a website efficiently. A website is just the book on web opened from several computers and devices around the world.

Start loving to play with colors

Colorful; Word itself sounds so beautiful. Something very attractive and catchy. While at the same time wrong combination of color may ruin the whole concept you want to present to your visitors.

Perfect set of color used in a website is what makes the website beautiful and readable.Color decides the beauty and usability of your website. I’d rather prefer buying a book and studying it than reading a webpage with distracting colors.

A good web designer should have a very good understanding of color combination. It needs a lot of research on taste of users of different kind. A entertainment website may expect some hard, dark and bright colors while blog or informative website expects light and readable color. Similarly the choice of color for different concepts may vary from one another.

Make Fun of Photos

Next crucial element of a website after color is photo, that makes a website, WEBSITE 🙂

Proper selection, cropping and arrangement of photo in your website in coordination other elements (text and boxes) makes a lot of difference in how a website looks and whether or not the visitor will be interested to visit your website again.

You need to have good knowledge of pixels and image quality while designing a perfect website. Your experience on graphics applications like PHOTOSHOP, FIREWORKS, ILLUSTRATOR etc may decide, whether you can be good in designing website or not.

I love PHOTOSHOP, while there are several other graphics software that may be important to prepare graphics to be used on your website.

Start loving codes

The complexity of any task depends on your attitude towards the task.

Every difficult task seems CHOCO FUN, when you change you change your attitude towards the task from, “It’s Difficult, I wouldn’t be able to do it.” to “Wow! Interesting, I am loving doing this”

As you are going to code every basic idea in your mind while designing a website, you need to start loving codes and their structure. Basically no any language would be as easy as web designing language. While developers around the world are still dedicated to make the language more easier, readable and user friendly. Introduction of HTML5 and CSS3 has taken web and web designing to the next level

Practical Approach

Millions of lines and pages of books would value nothing if you haven’t tried to apply it yet, while once you apply it, you be clear about hundreds of concepts in single run.

Apply every small piece of knowledge you acquire from any sources in real life practically. Once you apply a concept, it generates hundreds other concepts. In order to be a good web designer you must have already tried every small concepts in real life application. You need to understand the way the tags and attributes function in HTML rather than use particular tag for particular purpose.