I’ve got 2 other domains set up fine over a year ago.
Tried to add another today and full of issues. It’s hosted on hostgator.
Installed wordpress, I can see the “hello world” but I’m getting the “too many re-directs” for the login page. If I set the SSL in Cloudflare to full then the login 404s me, if it’s paused then it 404s me along with a big warning; if it’s flexiable it just times out and says too many redirects.
If I login to one of the other domains with the cpannel and then go to my new domain then I get the banner thing on top that you see when you are logged on, but as soon as I try and get in the backend it times out again.
The only possible thing I can think is it seems like the only DNS records that have been generated are x3 A records (“*”, “[my domain name]”) and an MX record.
My other domains all have a lot more; could that be causing a problem?
Thanks for the reply, but yes the page does exist… it timesout when on flexiable and only 404s when on full
To prove the point, I login to another domain via softaculous, and THEN type in my domain name, and I can see all the backend stuff at the the top for the wordpress site I’m trying to get to…
Then I press “edit site” and it times out again.
Either way putting it to full doesn’t solve the problem, and somehow 404s the login page
I’m close to just taking it off Cloudflare dns to get the website set up and then put it back on after I’ve edited it… but it seems ridiculous that I’d need to change the nameservers every time I want to get in the backend.
May I ask if you configured Cloudflare integration via Hostgator maybe for that particular domain?
Before moving to Cloudflare, was your Website working over HTTPS connection?
Was WordPress configured to work over HTTPS?
You could determine this by:
Use the “Pause Cloudflare on Site” option from the Overview tab for your domain at dash.cloudflare.com .
The link is in the lower right corner of that page.
Give it five minutes to take effect, then make sure site is working as expected with HTTPS without any error
Check with your hosting provider / cPanel AutoSSL / Let’s Encrypt / Certbot / ACME and renew it in case if needed
Only then, when your website responds over HTTPS, you should un-pause Cloudflare and double-check your SSL/TLS setting to make sure it’s Full (Strict).
Otherwise, I’d suggest as follows:
May I ask what SSL option have you got selected under the SSL/TLS tab at Cloudflare dashboard for your domain ( Flexible, Full, Full Strict … )?
Here is a way to re-check if you correctly setup the SSL for your domain with Cloudflare:
Switch all the DNS records from proxied to (DNS-only).
Wait for a few minutes.
Go to cPanel AutoSSL options and run it if it says it’s a self-signed or not a valid one.
Once it passes and the SSL certificate is renewed successfully, switch back from to .
Make sure all he e-mail related DNS records like A mail autodiscover cpconcats cpcalendars autoconfig webmail remain unproxied and that your MX record for yourdomain.com has got the hostname mail.yourdomain.com.
After that, set the SSL/TLS settings to Full (or Full Strict if it goes without errors) at Cloudflare.
May I ask have you tried using a different Web browser, or tried clearing your Web browser cache?
How about using a Private window (Incognito mode) or a VPN connection if possible?
Is it the same behaviour on your mobile phone (4G LTE, mobile data, cellular)?
Otherwise, have you tried to login to phpMyAdmin and check the SITE_URL and HOME_URL?, should be https://domain.com/.
Might be something with the web server configuration file like .htaccess if there is some HTTP(S) redirection defined once you’re on “Full” or “Full (Strict)” at Cloudflare.