Strange Characters with GoDaddy SSL

January 19, 2015 885 views

I am running WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04 (default droplet option) but have strange issues when someone loads the site using https:// instead of http://. Either the site fails to load or it shows random characters. Any ideas what may cause this?


My /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf file has the certificate pieces as follows:

A self-signed (snakeoil) certificate can be created by installing

    #   the ssl-cert package. See
    #   /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian.gz for more info.
    #   If both key and certificate are stored in the same file, only the
    #   SSLCertificateFile directive is needed.
    SSLCertificateFile  /etc/apache2/ssl/27e5f183a0d7ec.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/scienceofmassage.key
            SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/gd_bundle-g2-g1.crt
1 comment
  • That is strange.

    You might try a free SSL from startssl, or perhaps even just create a self-signed cert, and see if you encounter the same problem.

    Another thing to try: create a simple html file in the root folder and see if you get similar results.

    I am just wondering if the cert is to blame, or if there is something odd in your theme.

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