Hi, I’m trying to get my forum running using a domain purchased through Hover and utilized through HostGator. Installing and running as HTTP works fine, just created DNS A record and pointed to droplet IP, but I need to secure the site and I’m running into snafus. I have a comodo wildcard ssl certificate installed at hostgator.
HostGator support advice ranged from nonsensical to “I’m trying to play pong over here.”
I had the setup running similarly in the spring with a different domain, and the forum hosted on a subdomain, but for this site, I want the forum running at the domain and the blogs and other features to be housed at various subdomains.
The error I’m getting is a “Site Can’t Be Reached - Connection Refused,” but the SSL template and ports are appropriately unblocked on the Discourse side, and when I remove the A record for the droplet IP, the SSL works fine for the remaining publichtml content.
Please help - I have clearly lucked my way through this in a past; I know nothing relative to the community on how to do this.