Blogger has also made it very easy to switch your website from HTTP to HTTPS with just one click. There is no need to pay for the SSL certificate. Even if your site has a custom domain, Blogger gives you it free.
In our previous post, we talked about moving your Blogger site from HTTP to HTTPS quickly and without any downtime. It can be hard to get your website to work after switching to HTTPS. When you visit your site, it gives you an error message –
This site can’t be reached
yourwebsite.com took too long to respond
This can hurt your traffic and make you less money. If you don’t fix it quickly, it can also have a big impact on your website’s SEO.
Why this error occurs
Let’s first talk about why this error happens.
The changes you make to your Blogger site will take some time to show up all over your place. Until then, your website won’t work and will show this message.
CNAME and A records that you have in your DNS might not be the same as Blogger has. This could be the reason why your site doesn’t work.
How do I fix this problem with Blogger’s HTTPS site?
When you switch from HTTP to HTTPS, the “This site isn’t available” error comes up on your Blogger site. Here, we’ve shown you how to fix it.
Verify your DNS
People use DNS to make sure that people can find the right website. Add CNAMEs and A records to your domain’s DNS settings if you want to set up a custom domain website on Blogger. This is how you do it. If you don’t set these things right, your website won’t work.
To check your DNS settings:
- Log into your account where you registered your domain (like GoDaddy).
- Go to the DNS Manager of your environment and look at the settings there, too.
- Make sure that the CNAMEs and A Records here are the same as Blogger gave you.
Wait for some time.
Blogger will take a while to completely move your site from HTTP to HTTPS. When your website doesn’t work between this time and now, the HTTPS version won’t work, and you’ll get this message: “This site can’t be reached.”
None of this can be done faster. So wait a little while and come back later to see if there are any new things. It can take up to an hour of your time.
Stop redirecting people from HTTP to HTTPS because it’s not safe.
Visitors can use the old HTTP version of your site until the new HTTPS version is ready. You can do this if you stop the redirection from HTTP to HTTPS. You can do this by stopping the redirection. – Here’s how:
- Then, go to your Blogger Dashboard.
- To get to Settings > Basic, go to the top of the page.
- Tap the drop-down button next to the HTTPS Redirect option. Then, make sure it says “No.” That’s all.
Important: This is only a short-term solution until your site moves to HTTPS. As soon as it’s done, you have to turn this redirection back on. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will be harmed if you don’t do this.