As a quick shout out: just had that problem where I cloned an ASP.NET MVC application that is using SSL from a git repository into my freshly set up development machine, opened it in Visual Studio 2013, let it run and – nothing happened.
Except for the browser telling me that nothing happened because the site cannot be opened. Very helpful indeed.
Quickly checked IIS Express in the toolbar – it says it is running and serving the site, so that’s fine.
Checked bindings in applicationhost.config and compared them to my previous settings – that’s not it.
Found a post indicating that for many people after the default VS 2013 installation, IIS Express is screwed up. So I did a repair install of IIS Express 8.
Now it’s working.