Installing free Bluehost SSL (linked account to CloudFlare)

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#1

My Bluehost account is linked with CloudFlare (for CDN), but I cannot upload the free Bluehost SSL certificate on CloudFlare. Bluehost stated: “If you are using a 3rd party CDN, login to your CDN provider’s dashboard and locate their SSL management page. From there, you can copy and paste the SSL certificate and key information we have provided.”
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Alex


#2

You need a Business plan or higher to use your own SSL certificates. With Free and Pro, you get Cloudflare-issued certificates, which are plenty good. You would keep your Bluehost SSL certificate so you can enable a secure connection between Cloudflare and your server.


#3

Thank you for the quick reply. CloudFlare shows that I am ineligible for SSL, so I have no idea where to from here.


#4

That’s weird. How did you set up Cloudflare? Through Bluehost, or direct at Cloudflare?


#5

via Bluehost


#6

Cloudflare doesn’t make anybody ineligible for SSL. You’ll have to work this out with Bluehost, as they control your interaction with Cloudflare. Or find a way to undo your Cloudflare setup at Bluehost and set it up directly through your own Cloudflare account.