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How to use CloudFlare with my Website?

The following is a step-by-step guide on how to use cloudflare with your website. 

Note: This guide only applies to using Cloudflare for a specific website, not for a deployment domain.

1. Register for a new CloudFlare account

Create Your CloudFlare account by clicking here.

2. Complete the CloudFlare getting started wizard

2.a Provide domain name

After you have created your account you'll be taken through the CloudFlare getting started wizard.

In the Add a Website box fill in your domain name.

2.b Accept DNS records

CloudFlare will automatically copy the DNS records of your domain. What does this mean? It means nothing about your domain configuration will change. If you are already using this domain (for example if you are migrating an existing site) everything will remain working as is.

Press Continue. 

2.c Choose Plan

Now it's time to select a plan. All you need is the Free Plan, and it offers all the features you need. If you are running an enterprise site or are a developer, you can always update to a Pro or Business plan at any time. But let's start with the Free plan!

3. Update your nameservers

To complete the migration of your domain to CloudFlare, you need to update your domains nameservers. This sounds a lot more complicated than it is, and we would like to refer you to the following guide written by our partners at CloudFlare

Here's an example screenshot of how it could look like with your provider.

4. Verify migration to CloudFlare complete

Now that you have changed your Nameservers you'll have to wait until these changes take affect. CloudFlare will keep you up to date about this process and will let you know when the migration is complete. Your migration is complete once you see the following screen:

Your domain migration to CloudFlare was successful if your domain is showing up as "Active" in CloudFlare and your domain. You will also receive an email from CloudFlare confirming that your domain was successfully set up.

Updated on: 27/02/2024

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