How to use Cloudflare SSL with GridPane sites?

The Cloudflare redirect loop error is something we see at least once every day in support. Fortunately, it is easy to fix and prevent once you know the cause.  This is a Cloudflare specific issue. They state: The Flexible SSL encryption mode in the Cloudflare SSL/TLS app Overview tab encrypts traffic between the browser and the Cloudflare network over HTTPS. However, when the Flexible SSL option […]

Why am I not seeing a padlock on my site?

When you visit your site, if you have SSL toggled on, you should see a padlock next to the URL: If you don’t and see this instead: It means you have mixed content on your site, you have most of the assets loading via SSL, but you’ll have some not loading via SSL. A great […]

I got an email from Let’s Encrypt about my SSL expiring, what do I do?

Let’s Encrypt sends notifications about your SSL’s and it can be an email like the following: ———— Hello, Your certificate (or certificates) for the names listed below will expire in 19 days (on 01 Apr 20 16:00 +0000). Please make sure to renew your certificate before then, or visitors to your website will encounter errors. […]

Change Your Certbot Email

Change your email and want to make sure you still get SSL notices from Let’s Encrypt? You can change your account email with this simple command. certbot update_account –email [email protected] You’ll get a short message back and it will ask you if you want to receive their newsletter. Here is what the entire interaction looks […]

Setting up a Custom SSL

In some cases, you may want to run a custom non Let’s Encrypt based SSL. This article will walk you through how to do this on GridPane. IMPORTANT 1. Custom SSLs are not supported by GridPane. 2. Once you completed your setup, do NOT use our SSL toggles as this will interfere with your custom […]

GridPane Database Rewrites and Workflow

Introduction  In this article we’ll take a look at how and when GridPane will run database rewrites on your servers, as well as how to run these operations in the most efficient way possible to improve your workflow and reduce the time it takes to run these search and replaces. TABLE OF CONTENTS GridPane Search […]