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    I have reecently installed a DNN 9.7.0 onto a live server. I have removed the content from the default home page and put a "Site under Construction" message. So far I have begun to create a page.   Thus the site does not contain content or images, yet it is unbelieveably slow.   

    Further it will display on Firefox browser, with a site insecure icon in the address bar. However when trying to view on a Chrome browser the page is only partly displaying and it shows 404 error page with this message (see below) 

    Sorry, the page you are looking for cannot be found and might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. It is recommended that you start again from the homepage. Feel free to contact us if the problem persists or if you cannot find what you’re looking for.

    Please advise. 

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      You are going to have to tell us more.

      Do you have an SSL certificate installed? In DNN have you Enabled SSL? Have you checked the "Enforced" button?

      Are you willing to share the URL for the site?
      Joe Craig
      DNN MVP
      Patapsco Research Group

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        Hi Joe
        Thanks for the reply, I appreciate your assistance.

        I do not have an SSL certificate, I am not sure if I need one, as it is not a retail site.
        I have not enabled SSL in DNN, where is it located, is this only required if I have the certificate?
        No I have not checked the "Enforce" button, where is it located? I didn't know I needed to enforce it because when DNN was on my local machine, it ran at normal speed.

        The website is: www.stephenpinder.co.uk


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          If you don't have an SSL certificate, the other questions about SSL are not important. Not having an SSL certificate is why FIrefox shows the site as insecure. These days with free and good quality SSL certificates, there no reason to not do it.

          I can see your site with both Chrome and Firefox.

          Try clearing the Chrome browser cache and see if that helps.
          Joe Craig
          DNN MVP
          Patapsco Research Group

          Veteran Member

            Posted By Joyce on 05 Sep 2020 02:51 AM
            I do not have an SSL certificate, I am not sure if I need one, as it is not a retail site.

            I wrote a blog article about this a while ago, but it is still valid...

            Happy DNNing!



            Michael Tobisch

            dnnWerk Austria
            DNN Connect

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              Speed can be several things.
              You might be on a server with limited specs or on a shared server that has not appointed to with many ram/cpu.

              An SSL certificate will also be awarded by Google regarding SEO. Or better said, if you do not have that, you get a penalty. If you host at DNN4less or Managed, there is a way to use the free Let's encrypt certificates.
              Tjep's digital agencyRegards,
              Tycho de Waard

              Tjep's digital agency
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