Thanks for checking out this post. I admit myself a little lost in all of the setups I have to do in order for my site to function properly. Here’s my situation in short:
A few weeks ago, I started my website with Bluehost. Their plan entitled me to a free SSL certificate. Being that my Domain Registry is different, I first had to change my DNS settings to Bluehost. Once everything had propagated, they were able to issue my certificate.
2 Days ago, I registered my website on CloudFlare. I did the DNS change as per the instructions but, I must admit that being unsure of which settings to check on or off, I just switched them all on (the orange clouds).
Yesterday I tried going onto my website and it returned ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS (Pretty sure). And when I tried to access my cPanel, I also couldn’t.
I contacted the host provider customer support, at which point they explained that it had to do something with my SSL certificate and that I’d have to change my settings in CloudFlare. Upon visiting these forums, I saw someone explaining how CloudFlare gives a free SSL that might clash with the original certificate.
Now, in order to just have it working again, I just switched all the DNS settings back off. Which after an hour or so, led it to all work again. (Yay!) But this leads me to understand that something somewhere is indeed clashing.
I honestly don’t care much how my SSL is provided, as long as it works. Can anyone help me out in understanding this a little better? E.g. Which clouds should be switched on or off, how can I deactivate an SSL certificate from my original cPanel, how I make sure this SSL is working properly on my website and whatnot.
I’m happy to provide more details if you see holes that need to be filled to understand better. Again, thank you for helping out.