I need some help with an issue that I have tried to fix for the past year without success.
I have a blog hosted on Siteground, and I wanted to take advantage of the “easy” Cloudflare integration they offer.
I managed to set everything up and then got stuck with SSL issues. I do have a valid SSL certificate in Siteground, and correctly configured from Wordpress side. It all works fine without Cloudflare.
Well, this was a year ago. I got the error ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH constantly, and the Edge Certificates were never approved, always in “pending validation”. This went on for almost two weeks, until I had to pause Cloudflare due to the huge amount of traffic I was losing. Nobody was able to visit the website for that time.
I tried looking online, searching the community, blog posts, and tried many, many options. Nothing worked.
Well, it’s been a year since. I decided to give it another go, and I’m facing exactly the same issue. Both certificates are still in “pending validation”, and I get exactly the same error. Again, I have tried a few solutions, but nothing works.
I wanted to ask here to try to find out what I’m doing wrong before finally giving up on Cloudflare and switching to another CDN.
Does anyone know what am I doing wrong? I have asked a few fellow bloggers and I seem to be the only one facing these issues, so I’m running out of ideas.
Thank you in advance.