Setting Up Cloudflare and apache2


I was following a guide for this process as was relitavly uptodate and couldn’t find anything on DO’s area i did find a Nginx one but since i installed this from a template (wordpress) it wasn’t much use

Anywho i followed the guide using the chmod

The below is my /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Added to mitigate CVE-2017-8295 vulnerability

UseCanonicalName On

<VirtualHost *:443> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost


    DocumentRoot /var/www/html

    <Directory /var/www/html/>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    SSLCertificateFile /etc/cloudflare/
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/cloudflare/


I checked the syntax no errors i restarted apache set cloudflare a and aaaa records to the server IP loged into wordpress installed a ssh tool and now i get a cloudflare error 525 handshake error for the host so i know somthing isn’t quite right just to much of a n00b in cirtificates to identify where i messed up.

Any help is apreciated

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July 5, 2022

Hello there,

Did you run any tests using a tool like SSL Labs? You can check it here:

The tool performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server which can be helpful to identify any errors.


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