It has been reported that some users are reporting SSL errors when using PHP functions to connect to external sites. Common examples of this could be using the functions PHP file_get_contents() or PHP fsockopen().
For example, this could be the function PHP file_get_contents() or fsockopen() not working when using SSL, or errors similar to:
fsockopen(): unable to connect to ssl://
Any PHP errors mentioning SSL having suddenly started appearing could be related to this issue.
This issue was most likely caused by an SSL incident that we resolved the morning of May 30,2020. This was caused by the expiration of a Root CA certificate involved in the certificates AutoSSL provisions from Comodo/Sectigo. More information about this expiration can be seen on Sectigo's site here: https://support.sectigo.com/articles/Knowledge/Sectigo-AddTrust-External-CA-Root-Expiring-May-30-2020
At this time, our Root CA certificate has been repaired by our system engineers
An autofixer has been released to address this issue for existing accounts with the expired CA Certificate issues. It will run automatically, but you can run this manually with the following commands: