Configure dedicated SSL certificate from Cloudflare on my droplet

I recently bought a dedicated ssl certificate with cloudflare.

The certificate is active, however, the result test is as it follows:

curl -sv -o /dev/null --resolve
* Added to DNS cache
* Hostname was found in DNS cache
*   Trying my.ip.num.ber...
* Connection failed
* connect to my.ip.num.ber port 443 failed: Operation timed out
* Failed to connect to port 443: Operation timed out
* Closing connection 0

From cloudflare recommend me to open port 443 at my origin webserver/droplet. How can i do this? do i need anything else to be done?

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this is my actual configuration,

<VirtualHost my.droplet.ip.num.ber:80>


        DocumentRoot /var/www/mysite/



        ErrorLog /var/www/error.log

        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

        <Directory /var/www/mysite/>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
                AllowOverride All
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all
                Require all granted


How can i use both ports?

Hi @musicos

Since you’re running Ubuntu, I’m guessing you might have setup the UFW firewall, so run this command to see if it’s active and allowing port 443:

sudo ufw status

But I don’t know how the dedicated certificate works on CloudFlare. I’m not sure if it’s required to have encrypted traffic between CloudFlare and your server - if it is, then you need to put the certificate on your web server as well. You should be able to see more in the control panel on CloudFlare - it should tell if it has connectivity with your server or not.