Starting encrypted connection

The "Starting encrypted connection" message never disappears

For example, a message like this:

Starting encrypted connection to on port 443

We sometimes have problems with firewalls blocking our connections, so if you're behind a corporate firewall or proxy, that could be the cause.

Another possiblity is that there is some kind of certificate error. To test this, try manually visiting in your browser. It should give you a 404 message, but if it gives you a certificate warning or a security error, do let us know.

Failing that, here are a few more things to try:

  • try a different web browser on the same PC
  • try a different PC at the same location
  • try accessing PythonAnywhere from a different location