Here’s an update. I had to once again (this is the 2nd time) changed my name servers back to the original settings. Having those name servers point to cloudflare has been a trip to hell and back.
It seems that having name servers pointed to cloudflare and having an https don’t mix. I will have to once again perform a site restore tomorrow once the name servers propagate back to their original settings (due to trying to fix bugs).
My hosting company removed the redirect that was causing my site to go around in an infinite loop, which helped, but then I was getting “mixed insecure content” and none of my images were displaying. I went in and tried out a couple of plugins (actually everything available) that should have solved the issue by forcing all images to be https. None of those worked. They were showing images to be https on the backend and not displaying on the front end. I uploaded new versions of the same images while in HTTPS, those images keep loading in as HTTP.
Now I’ve removed HTTPS from my site completely and it’s displaying…
This was a test to see how this service works out, I was going to purchase a premium package for 3 of my other sites as well and use it for future clients, but this whole experience has been, so far, a total nightmare.
Additionally, speed tests weren’t really improving. In fact, at one point, the site load went up to 62 seconds… hmmm…
I’m super disappointed because I was really hoping to see some huge improvements in speed, but so far, I’ve gotten very far behind on work (and sleep as it’s 2am where I am)
I don’t know how or why it seems that only I am have such incredible issues, but I did some rather standard stuff… so who knows? Anyway, thank you for those who have been supportive in answering my questions.