There are few topic, recently a lot of users (in past 14 days) having some issues with GoDaddy as it seems:
We’ve been looking after around 100 sites which are mostly on GoDaddy and around 25% of them are using Cloudflare with the proxy turned on and either Flexible or Full SSL (not that it makes a difference in this case).
Last Monday, all of the sites using Cloudflare started getting the browser 520 error intermittently, uptime has been around 50%, you can literally refresh and watch it load or fail (520) randomly and it’s been that way for a week now.
If we turn off the Cloudflare proxy the site…
May I suggest reading below article for more information as far as there are issues with
Flexible SSL option:
The connection between your visitor and Cloudflare is secured, but the connection between Cloudflare and your server is not. You will not need a certificate on your server for this mode. This option is NOT RECOMMENDED.
Flexible makes your site only partially secure - it encrypts the connection between the visitor and Cloudflare - this means they see the
in their browser and the site leaves the impression to be secure! However the connection between Cloudflare and your origin se…
It should be set to
Full (Strict) SSL option:
Unencrypted & unverified connections
Imagine you open Paypal and suddenly get that warning
Would you continue? Probably not. For decades leaders in IT security have advocated that people upgrade their sites from unencrypted HTTP to secure HTTPS. And for a reason, everything you send via an HTTP connection is sent in plain text and can be intercepted at any point between you and the server.
Equally, you’d probably not proceed if you got such a warning, right?
That’s when th…
Here is a way to re-check if you correctly setup the SSL for your domain with Cloudflare:
This tutorial covers getting SSL working with Cloudflare in various different scenarios.
This assumes you already have your website set up on Cloudflare with all your DNS records set to
, if not - please visit Step 1.
Do you want the website to use HTTPS?
YesDo you already have a valid SSL certificate installed on your server (i.e. does it already load over HTTPS with a )?
If your website already works over HTTPS, you can just set your SSL mode in Cloudflare to Full (strict)…
Regarding available SSL options at Cloudflare dashboard, check here:
SSL/TLS Configuration Video:
This tutorial covers basic settings in the SSL/TLS app of the Cloudflare Dashboard, including SSL Mode [Off/Flexible/Full/Full (Strict)], Cloudflare Origin Certificates, ‘Always Use HTTPS’ and ‘Automatic HTTPS Rewrites’.
The settings covered here can all be found by visiting
Cloudflare.com, logging in, selecting the domain and choosing the SSL/TLS app.
The connection between your visitor and Cloudflare and Clou…
In case you do not have an SSL certificate, you can use Cloudflare SSL, if so, kindly make sure you follow the instructions as follows on the below article to setup an SSL certificate using Cloudflare CA Origin Certificate: