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# Blissful Personal Project Deployment: Dokku + Let's Encrypt = 😁

If you are like me, you have a ton of personal programming projects lying around from weekend experiments sparked by your latest idea. At the end of a project, you'll want to show it off to others so you want to give your project a home on the internet. In the case of any web application, this means time spent configuring your server for each of the small apps.

### Automatic Certificate Renewal

Finally, to make sure that these certificates don't run out, dokku-letsencrypt provides a letsencrypt:auto-renew command that will keep all certificates up to date although you will have to set up a cronjob for the server to make the command run. See my guide on how to do so.