Oct 31, 2019
Athens, Greece
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hi there. I have a problem lately when changing folder to my add on domains. http:// works instantly while https:// will need hours or even days to work. They show the previous folder instead. This is not a problem related to my ip or browser cache or my DNS. Can you explain this behaviour? Thanks.


Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey there! The https connection often does take a few hours to work, as the free SSL needs to get tested, verified, and issued by the AutoSSL provider, so it sounds like you're seeing normal behavior. Before the SSL is in place, you may be redirected to non-SSL content or to the default SSL vhost on the machine.

You may want to configure a default SSL virtual host to ensure that traffic directed where you want if you get an SSL request when the certificate has not yet been configured. Details on how to do that can be found here: https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us/articles/1500005458561-How-to-set-the-default-HTTPS-vhost