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LetsEncrypt renew Apache PluginError((‘There has been an error in parsing the file (%s): %s’, u’/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-le-ssl.conf’, u’Syntax error’),).

LetsEncrypt renew Apache PluginError((‘There has been an error in parsing the file (%s): %s’, u’/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-le-ssl.conf’, u’Syntax error’),).
Trying to renew a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate in Apache and I got this unhelpful error message: PluginError((‘There has been an error in parsing the file (%s): %s’, u’/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-le-ssl.conf’, u’Syntax error’),). Now I can understand most error messages and figure out the issue but this one had me stumped. There was nowhere near enough information to allow me to determine the... Read More

Apache wordpress remove index.php 404 not working .htaccess definitive solution

Apache wordpress remove index.php 404 not working .htaccess definitive solution
Scenario: You are running Apache, have installed WordPress and are trying to get pretty permalinks working and it keeps returning a 404 page. You’ve tried everything – a2enmod rewrite, removed the .htaccess file, reset the permalinks, changed them back to the pretty version, restarted Apache – in short everything people tell you. The problem is still there isn’t it? The... Read More

Phpmyadmin root login not working apache http2

Phpmyadmin root login not working apache http2
After playing around with http2 for a couple of servers I am commissioning (not this one yet!) I consistently run into issues with root being unable to log into phpmyadmin. Logging into mysql manually works perfectly, the password is definitely correct. If you have the same issue, try this as root: echo "update user set plugin='' where User='root'; flush privileges;"... Read More