Yes… Go Daddy wants close to $94.99/yr in the US when you renew.
My 5-year contract with them ends in April… not sure how hard it is/would be to transfer 4 sites, one with a different domain, to another Hosting Provider.
Cloudflare has nothing between Free and $20/month. None of the sites are complicated or sell anything. I just do not know if Free would do everything I currently do… Word Press Site. I am willing to pay, just trying to do it as affordable and reliable as possible.
Also, I do not know how my e-mail would be affected or transferred. I use an e-mail service (Zoho) to manage (host?) my e-mail, using my domain name- [email protected]. Would I just need to add the MX record in the new Host or do I need to make changes at Zoho?
Before moving to Cloudflare I had an expired SSL Cert and it did not connect by HTTPS. That was a headache in itself. Even though I deleted the Cert, the file remained on the server and had to be manually removed by GoDaddy. That took a week to figure out.
I mentioned that to the GoDaddy support yesterday, he said he has seen that happen a few times. He checked and made sure all CERTS were removed from the sever and then put a self-signed one on.
I tried Strict, Full and Flexible (I believe I got the terms correct), non-worked. The issue was intermittent, to some extent. IF you hit refresh 3-6 times the page might load. Only to fail again.
I ended up removing my site from Cloudflare and reset my DNS in cPanel. GoDaddy encouraged me to re-try Cloudflare, but wait 24 hours–just in case. He said he know a lot of GoDaddy clients use Cloudflare and had good things to say about it. But he could not find the problem on his end. He was the best support I have had with GoDaddy. Tried troubleshooting using both server and Cloudflare variables.
I think I got it working… Including the message above, can someone check to see if it will load.
I thought I got it to load…
I received a BitDefender (Anti-Virus Suite) warning that it was unsafe URL. Happened on 2 computers. After I over ruled it, it seemed to work fine on 1 computer. It might have been a Rule in Bitdefender, that was created when it was not SSL and it needed to be over rided.
On my Windows 7 TV Computer I am getting a “this page isn’t working right now”… after a while it went to an Error 524 this time.
CRAZY… Using the TV computer, which had a 524 error, I refreshed and got a 525 error and refreshed and got a partial load, some images missing, refresh again and now it is there with fewer pics missing,
I may have skimmed it a bit too quickly, but it’s making some more sense now. Does it let you select the other one that’s the Cloudflare Origin cert? That one looks like it should cover everything that would work in Full (Strict) mode.