SSL not working remotely

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Stealthbird97, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Stealthbird97

    Stealthbird97 New Member


    It seems that for some reason my SSL Certificates for the websites which I have set up only work when I am connected to the same network which the server the websites are being hosted on.

    For example:
    From my Computer I can access both the HTTP and HTTPS versions of my website.
    From a remote computer I can only access HTTP and HTTPS does not work at all.
    Try for Yourself:

    The port 443 is open and pointing to the server.

    Anyone know what could be causing that.

    Edit 1:
    Could it be cloudflare or something?

    I notice when I put the IP of my web-server in on a HTTPS connection it works - but I can't choose which website to look at as there are several running on the server as vhosts.
    It would also explain why it works correctly on my internal network as I have my own DNS server at my house which has records for one of the websites the site, but not my other site. I seem to not even be able to access my other site on my own network.

    Edit 2:
    Turns out that it is cloud flare. They don't allow you to use SSL unless you purchase their own SSL Package. Well looks like I'm going to get rid of cloudflare then...
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
  2. florian030

    florian030 Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    i can access your site with http and https
  3. Stealthbird97

    Stealthbird97 New Member

    Yeah that would be because I've removed my Cloudflare Acceleration.

    I can access it now.

    Problem was caused by Cloudflares acceleration prohibiting SSL connections because obviously they want you to pay to enable that.

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