Next step to HTTPS through BLUEHOST


#1

I installed Cloudflare yesterday. I want to secure my websites. My hosting service is Bluehost and I clicked on the Cloudflare icon on my Bluehost cpanel to install it. So I now have a Cloudflare account. But after 24 hours I have no free SSL certificate. How to I get a certificate?

And where do I find the other basic steps to getting my websites set up as secure (HTTPS)?

Thank you

Bill


#2

Partner integrations often fail more often than directly signing up through Cloudflare. Due to the nature of this, I would recommend contacting bluehost support.


#3

Hey Bill. I’ve personally seen this issues with BH in the past and would recommend disconnecting it from your cPanel and using the Cloudflare dashboard directly.


#4

“Withheld”

Interesting. How do I do that? ON the BH site it says that everything will be disconnected from Cloudflare if I disable Cloudflare there. So does that mean that I will have to set up a new Cloudflare account and basically start over? If so what happens to the existing SSL certificate?

BTW, I tried all of the fixes in an article on Mixed Content and nothing changed.

Thanks for your help


#5

Sorry for the slow response @azwcd1899. When I last disconnected a BH account (roughly 1 year ago) I didn’t have to recreate any records but the account did not have a certificate. I’m just speculating here but if you’ve already created it, it shouldn’t be deleted.