Hi there, I’m trying to create a subdomain for my website nikoheart.com which will have it’s own CMS wordpress content on there but I’m having a hard time in figuring out how to get everything setup as I’m unable to even access the site to start working on things.
Trying to access the sub-domain brings back: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
I’ve recently added two A records for creatordeck and www.creatordeck to the IP address of the host
Ok update provided!
After discussion with Hostgator, all I had to do was change the SSL in Cloudflare from Full to Flexible
If there’s another solution to be able to turn it back to Full, then let me know, but for now, this works solidly
That’s a terrible Idea, unfortunately! That means the connection between Cloudflare and your server is unencrypted. All you need to set that to Full (Strict) is for your SSL on your server to be valid, which it seems Hostgator can handle.
That means there is a problem with the certificate on Hostgator’s end. They may be able to fix this with everything as it is, or you could pause Cloudflare (Bottom right under Advanced Actions) do you connect straight to your server and make sure the site is working with HTTPS before re-enabling it.
So after flushing my DNS, I’m provided with a 404 error on the PC, but on my phone, i’m getting the coming soon page
So it’s possible the https isn’t working but the http currently is
Yep, can confirm http is working for the url
As creatordeck.nikoheart.com is not on there, you see the 526. Can you get that hostname added to the cert at Hostgator? I would recommend leaving Cloudflare paused until you confirm that’s working on HTTPS and then re-enable it.
Ok I think I found it, it was the SSL/TLS Status of Hostgator, there quite a few other SSL’s that weren’t active, so I’m seeing If I can activate them now. It’s enacting the AutoSSL right now
And NICE, I already see AutoSSL validated the domain for creatordeck.nikoheart.com and www.creatoredeck.nikoheart.com
Gonna reply here again as post limit, but that’s completely worked!!!
I have seen a few prior issues that has ascertained to this similar issue, and it’s a great resolve that we’ve figured out.
For anyone else looking at this post wanting to use Hostgator with Cloudflare and making a subdomain with a CMS system on the subdomain, make it with Cloudflare paused, go into the SSL/TLS Status, tick all check boxes then enact the AutoSSL. Then just re-enable Cloudflare (change to Full (Strict) for the option setting)!
Big shouts to domjh for being amazing and helpful!
I have never used Hostgator, the docs seem to suggest it should be automatic when you add a subdomain, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
My guess would that it will be under SSL Management, or something similar, in your panel. Or perhaps in the same place as you added the subdomain there? I’m not really too sure and you may need to ask their support if you can’t find it.