Community Tip - Best Practices For Dealing With "Future Home of Something"

Issue
Your website was working fine, but after adding SSL you’re seeing an error. Try the suggestions in this Community Tip for best practices for dealing with the message “Future home of something quite cool”.

Background
Your Wordpress web site was loading correctly before you implmented SSL. But after implmenting SSL, you are no longer able to access your site. When this happens, you’ll see a page from your hosting provider that says “Future home of something quite cool. If you’re the site owner, log in to launch this site. If you are a visitor, check back soon”.

Quick Fix Ideas

  1. Your origin server is not configured for access over HTTPS and your SSL setting on the SSL/TLS app is Full or Full (Strict). Set SSL to Flexible and try to access the site. If it loads properly, install an orgin certificate and switch SSL to Full on your SSL/TLS app. For Flexible SSL, you can use this plugin.

  2. Your Wordpress instance with GoDaddy was created using Instalatron. Check your installation confirmation email to see if you installed it using https:// or http:// and that it was installed in the root and not a subdirectory, like example.com/blog.

  3. The file .htaccess is usually hidden. Make sure you can View Hidden Files. If it does not exist, create it. Add the following line to your .htaccess file:
    Header always set Content-Security-Policy: upgrade-insecure-requests

  4. Your hosting provider has changed or has changed the location of your server, contact your hosting provider for assistance.

  5. Have your hosting provider make sure port 443 is open.

  6. If you manually type in https://example.com and it works, force HTTPS from the Cloudflare SSL/TLS app by enabling Always Use HTTPS and Automatic HTTPS Rewrites.

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