Maybe someone has run into this before and can possibly advise.
I have my regular website at https://www.ellespark.com
Hosted at Siteground.
I created a Cloudflare account and applied their Universal SSL certificate to
with Full (Strict) setting.
Created a staging site in Siteground. Of course it has to be on the www. https://www.staging6.ellespark.com.
SG support told me to to purchase an Edge Certificate with Cloudflare to cover the staging site. I did this and set it to apply to
Had to turn on Siteground’s “Let’s Encryt” SSL certificate for BOTH sites for them to resolve on https://
However - main site shows Cloudflare SSL cert (got a Cloudflare 526 Error when I deleted SG “Let’s Encrypt”)
Staging site shows Siteground’s “Let’s Encrypt” (got a browser non-private connection error without the “Let’s Encrypt”)
I’ve done 6 chats with Siteground support, deleted and reinstalled “Let’s Encrypt” certs, checked on private windows, other computers, waited more than a week, emailed Cloudflare (no support), and spent close to 6 hours trying to deal with this. SG support says it’s “interesting” but can’t advise me further and says I need to keep “Let’s Encrypt” SSL certs installed on their side because it’s the only way both sites resolve.
Shouldn’t BOTH sites be showing the valid Cloudflare certificates? (I think this is ideal since Cloudflare cert is better than the basic Siteground one…?)
Perhaps I have a setting wrong in Cloudflare?