I use SiteGround as my host. I’ve been using CloudFlare as my DNS for many many years, long before moving to SiteGround. I have my main site working with https. I have a Let’s Encrypt cert installed at SiteGround.
I need to setup a sub-domain, for development work on my site before pushing to the live/main site. This sub-domain is “stage.”
I can’t get to the stage site because of a Invalid SSL certificate error.
CloudFlare DNS has an arecord for the stage subdomain, pointing at the SiteGround server IP (just like the main site). It’s the same server IP as the main site.
I tried talking with SiteGround, and they’re telling me I have to “pause” DNS here at CloudFlare, then go to Let’s Encrypt at SiteGround, and then come back here to “resume” DNS to the sub-domain. This means no sense to me. There is no pause/resume option.
How do I resolve the cert error?
How do I setup a sub-domain with https (just like the main domain already is)?