Regardless of making the URL not be visible as a URL, you requested an SSL certificate for davesweb.eipzy.com, which is not davesweb.epizy.com.
If you enter the right domain name, you’ll also see the option to setup the CNAME record automatically. But since the domain you have entered is not actually the domain that’s hosted with us, you’re instructed to set it up yourself instead.
To avoid typos like this, you can also use the SSL/TLS menu on your account in the client area. If you request a free SSL certificate from there, you don’t need to enter the domain name yourself.
Thanks fo rreplying. Sorry I just can’t see the difference " davesweb.eipzy.com , which is not davesweb.epizy.com ." they look the same to me.
I tried copying the second one and pasting it in but got the same result.
I was selecting let’s encrypt - I just changed it to “recommended provider” abd it worked. I thought lets encrypt was the only free one. Seems like lets encrypt doesn’t accept the url