I've activated an SSL cert on a WordPress droplet, but the HTTPS site still forwards to the old Godaddy landing page.

Posted April 7, 2020 291 views

I bought a domain through Godaddy and set up a landing page. Last week, I configured a DO droplet with SSL from LetsEncrypt (the automatic one on the WP droplet), used DO’s nameservers on GoDaddy, and everything is working fine over HTTP (except I’m getting ‘Not Secure’ warnings on Chrome). HTTPS is still forwarding to GoDaddy. I can’t make any DNS changes on GoDaddy obviously, because I’m using DO’s DNS & their nameservers.

Any idea what has been going on? I did this last Thursday, it should have all propagated by now (and a propagation checker verifies that it’s all going through the DO IP address).

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Hi there @delwiiin,

Indeed as you are using the DigitalOcean nameservers, you should make all DNS changes via your DigitalOcea Control panel. Also as you’ve made the DNS change 1 week ago then it should not be DNS propagation

The issue could be due to a couple of things:

  • Make sure that you’ve cleared your browser’s cache

  • Check if your www version is pointing to your Droplet’s IP address

  • Make sure that your Apache Vhost for port 443 is set up correctly

Freel free to share the content of your Apache Vhost here so that I could try to advise you further.