Next month, we’re launching a large service which will be supported by ten other domains, all of them hosted at Godaddy.
These domains need to work without a glitch from day one so we tested how Godaddy and Cloudflare’s SSL options compare.
This is what we found:
3 hours after we added Godaddy’s SSL to Domain A, the site looked and worked like any other site.
40 hours after adding Cloudflare’s SSL to Domain B, it still looks like the screenshot. Sometimes, browsers also display yellow-framed warnings.
We tried Cloudflare’s health check on Domain B which returned the results below 40 hours after fixing the DS record configuration at Godaddy, following Cloudflare’s instructions. (According to Godaddy, these adjustments could take around 24 hours to implement but in our (very limited) experience it takes an hour or two.)
What the second error means, we don’t know.
The third error is also a mystery as there’s no content on the site.
So we would like to know if this is normal, or if we’re just really clueless at this and if so if there’s a an easy way to fix it all, and also make it work for ten other sites in a reliable way?