Haven’t touched any Cloudflare settings but my host says that the SSL cert is no longer installed or some such, and the site won’t load due to redirect errors.
I have Cloudflare set to FULL encryption mode, and always use Https. I suspect that some redirect rules within .htaccess are conflicting, but I haven’t touched anything and the site was loading fine just some days ago.
I believe the host is right about using FULL only because I am using a free Cloudflare plan, with the free SSL that is auto installed by Cloudflare.
Once you start using Cloudflare, your cpanel plan stops giving you its own free SSL cert is the way I understand it.
Given that I have only the free SSL from the free Cloudflare plan, my only choice as far as I know, is the FULL setting.
The host is still working on the issue, which is very strange because when I enter the site as such
it redirects to
and loads a completely different site of mine on the same server.
when I enter the site as such
it redirects to
and never loads, gets all the redirect errors.
Checking one of my site’s Cloudflare edge certificates shows the common name (CN) is listed as sni.cloudflaressl.com. That obviously is not my site’s name, but my site works just fine because the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) contains both my apex domain (example.com) and a wildcard (*.example.com) in addition to sni.cloudflaressl.com. I am certain that yours will have the correct names in the SAN field, too.
Either get a better host, or learn to ignore their bad advice.
The host and I agreed that is not the issue. Anyway so far we have it as follows, when I input my domain name with Cloudflare paused, it works fine other than that we have to get the force redirect to www only working again. When I turn Cloudflare on, it works with the www absent, but with the www there it gives the redirect error and will not load.