Ok, so I have my website
heyimsimon.co.nz which is running on a webserver that is set up in a way where it can handle any subdomain automatically (regardless if whether there are files for it or not). So, for example you can go to
test1.heyimsimon.co.nz and it will serve you the
test1 site. Where as if you try to go to
testing.heyimsimon.co.nz you get redirected back to the root domain because there arnt any files for that subdomain.
However if you try to go to
test.heyimsimon.co.nz the webpage wont load even though the files for it are all there. The only difference is that
test.heyimsimon.co.nz isn’t proxied on the DNS settings in Cloudflare.
My question is, why would Cloudflare’s proxy change whether my website could load or not? Because my understanding of it was that it just masked the root IP address and added some performance benefits.
I would really like to know why this is the case because I have a subdomain that I don’t want proxied, but at its current state wont even load, so I’m a bit stuck on what to do.