I have a site
lauriecarlson.com. I switched DNS yesterday morning from Bluehost to Cloudflare. DNS shows correctly on Cloudflare, but it’s not propagated on dnschecker.org. Site won’t load. Traffic is being routed through Cloudflare, but then it’s lost in a loop. I don’t know what to fix. Usually, Cloudflare propagates DNS much faster…
I read a post to try and set the status to DNS only instead of proxied and any changes I make to DNS on Cloudflare give me these errors…
API Request Failed: GET /api/v4/zones/…/speed_testing?
Authentication error (Code: 10000)
Usually the nameserver change at the domain registar can take up to 24 hours to apply the changes.
I see the new Cloudflare nameservers.
But, you have the issue with the redirect loop, I assume due to wrongly selected HTTPS (SSL) settings at Cloudflare SSL tab.
What SSL options have you got selected at Cloudflare dashboard?
Try the suggestions in this Community Tip to help you fix ERR TOO MANY REDIRECTS.
If your SSL setting on the SSL/TLS app is Flexible and if your origin server is configured to redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS, server responses back to Cloudflare are encrypted. Since Cloudflare is expecting HTTP traffic, it keeps resending the same request, resulting in a redirect loop. This causes browsers to display “The page isn’t redirecting properly” or “ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS” errors.
SSL/TLS Configuration Video:
This tutorial covers basic settings in the SSL/TLS app of the Cloudflare Dashboard, including SSL Mode [Off/Flexible/Full/Full (Strict)], Cloudflare Origin Certificates, ‘Always Use HTTPS’ and ‘Automatic HTTPS Rewrites’.
The settings covered here can all be found by visiting
Cloudflare.com, logging in, selecting the domain and choosing the SSL/TLS app.
The connection between your visitor and Cloudflare and Clou…
This tutorial post covers the steps you should take if you have enabled Cloudflare, but HTTPS is not working on the site.
If your main domain is secure, but a subdomain is not, please see
SSL/TLS not working on subdomain.
1. Check that the DNS record is set to
In the DNS app in your Cloudflare dashboard, check that the DNS record for your domain is set to , not . If it is , Cloudflare is disabled on the site and none of the SSL settings will take effect.
Or, may I ask if you have had an SSL certificate for your domain/website before moving to Cloudflare?
This tutorial covers getting SSL working with Cloudflare in various different scenarios.
This assumes you already have your website set up on Cloudflare with all your DNS records set to
, if not - please visit Step 1.
Do you want the website to use HTTPS?
YesDo you already have a valid SSL certificate installed on your server (i.e. does it already load over HTTPS with a )?
If your website already works over HTTPS, you can just set your SSL mode in Cloudflare to Full (strict)…
Regarding Bluehost, here is the tutorial how to connect custom domain at Cloudflare with your Bluehost hosting provider:
May I also ask:
Or, maybe you manage your DNS records for your domain at Cloudflare?
Or, the Bluehost is an integrated hosting partner, so you would need to apply the changes using their interface?
Thanks for taking the time to reply. It’s set to Flexible…
I believe the issue is that the Cloudlfare DNS has not propagated.
DNSchecker shows this
when I try to update any DNS in cloudflare, i get this…
Okay, few issues here.
From the screenshot above, one is the Flexible SSL option instead should be selected Full (Strict) SSL.
The connection between your visitor and Cloudflare is secured, but the connection between Cloudflare and your server is not. You will not need a certificate on your server for this mode. This option is NOT RECOMMENDED.
Flexible makes your site only partially secure - it encrypts the connection between the visitor and Cloudflare - this means they see the
in their browser and the site leaves the impression to be secure! However the connection between Cloudflare and your origin se…
The second I see from the screenshot above, the DNS records:
A mail should be
cloud - just click on the cloud and switch it to to make sure your e-mail would work propperly A ftp - also
cloud CNAME imap, CNAME pop, CNAME smtp - all three also need to be
cloud to make sure your e-mail would work propperly
This tutorial covers the steps you should take if, when you change your domain to point to Cloudflare, you no longer receive emails to your domain. If you follow this tutorial and still need further help, please let us know what you have tried and share your domain name and, if possible, a redacted screenshot of your DNS records in Cloudflare.
[Cloudflare Community Tutorial - Troubleshooting Email Delivery Issues]
1. Do you have the correct MX records set for your domain?
I’ve set to Full strict for now. A tool i was using wanted it to be flexible… GuruCan.
It won’t let me change the Mail one to be Cloud…
Still doesn’t explain why I can’t change DNS or why DNS records aren’t propagating from Cloudflare.
Authentication error code 10000
I am afraid this could be related to recent maintenance from below links.
I think we should need to wait for some time until it gets fixed.
If not, then we have to check what else could it be.
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