We are using the CL ssl certificate and our site was working perfectly fine for two months until yesterday when mysteriously 525 errors started happening. The weird thing is it always seem to happen on the first load, and subsequent loads are fine.
I’ve tried many of the suggestions I’m finding on the web such as switching between flexible, full, or full-strrict.
If I put to flexible it turns the errors into 520. Full and strict returns 525.
I’ve set up a page rule for always use HTTPS (set up as http://mysite.com/ )
I’ve tried Automatic HTTPS Rewrites that doesn’t seem to matter.
I know this is a tough one to solve, I’ve literally tried every combination in the cf panel and it continues to pop up on the first load (after being away for 5mins). I’m almost certain that subsequent loads could be different browsers and they still seem to work. So the problem is when I have been away from my computer for more than 5 minutes, the first load will return the error and subsequent loads on different browsers load fine. So it’s probably a DNS thing? It’s not a matter of waiting for DNS propagation, this problem has been around 24 hrs or more (DNS propagation usually takes 2 hours at the most nowadays). I’ve set the DNS to cloudflare nameservers in my domain configuration.
I’m using only 2 “orange” clouds, A rec mysite.com and CNAME www
Thank you for your help !