I have 2 different droplets on DO. (one for the staging and one for production)
the staging website is a subdomain of the main website > staging.mywebsite.co.uk
It was all ok until I activated the SSL in the main website > mywebsite.co.uk
after that, for some reason sometimes the staging doesn’t show up, I receive this msg " This site can’t be reached. mywebsite.co.uk refused to connect.
but sometimes works and I am able to see the staging website.
i tried to re-provisioning the staging server (always without the ssl) but I have the same problem.
I checked the site logs in /srv/www//logs but i didn’t see anything related.
I suspect that it is a problem with the SSL, because staging is looking for the https (but I never activated the SSL on the staging), and if I remember well, I think this problem came out only after I activated the SSL in the production.
i am not an SSL expert, it is a new thing for me, is it possible that the SSL just on the main domain (but not on the subdomain) can cause this problem?
do I need to activate the SSL on the staging as well to fix this problem?
Is there anything that I need to be aware of before activating the SSL on the staging as a subdomain?
will I have problems with the SSL if staging is a subdomain?
thanks in advance for your help!
I think Trellis defaults to setting HSTS to true, so now that you’ve all subdomains would need to be served via https also.
Unless there’s a good reason not to, I’d try setting up your subdomain with SSL as well - so both your
wordpress_sites.yml will have:
thanks @ng3 for your reply.
I can try this and then I guess I need to re-provisioning the staging server, is it correct?
are you 100% sure that this action won’t impact the production server? (i would like to avoid downtime with the live website)
the main question is: is it possible to have an SLL activated on a staging server (as subdomain) and a production server?
My staging and production are on different servers with different IP.
I’m not taking any responsibility for your production server I’m afraid. It’s certainly possible to put a certificate on your staging site without affecting a completely different server.
Yes. They are two different certificates on two different servers.
thanks @ng3, sorry I didn’t intend to give to you the responsibility of my production server, I am sorry if it seemed like this, it was not my intention
the weird thing is that this problem happens randomly, sometimes works and sometimes redirect to https.
btw, I followed your suggestion, I activated the ssl for the staging as well, and now seems ok.
ha ha, no worries! Glad it’s all working for you now
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