Premise: I am not a developer but I have to do the setup by myself, so please help with ELI5
I see similar tickets have been raised, but doesn’t help… So I have my DNS records managed in my Cloudflare account:
A -> mywebsite points to myIPaddress TTL:automatic Status: DNS & HTTP proxy
CNAME -> www is an alias of mywebsite TTL:automatic Status: DNS & HTTP proxy
Other settings: SSL flexible, Always use HTTPS on
But CNAME is not propagating.
I’m checking here: https://www.whatsmydns.net
Also, my expectation is that when I open the url mywebsite.com, I am sent to www.mywebsite.com. Am I understanding how CNAME works right?
[EDIT] I’ve noticed this weird behaviour: I open the URL mywebsite.com and what opens is https://mywebsite.com
Then, in the address bar I delete https:// and I hit the Enter key… and it opens https://www.mywebsite.com
And is it actually better to manage DNS records using CloudFlare? Or would it be indifferent if I used my hosting provider to configure my DNS records ? (I am using Digital Ocean)