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How to setup a website on Cloudflare?

by John Doe

Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN) that allows people around the world to view your website information faster. Cloudflare also helps to secure your website and mitigate against bots. Additionally, Cloudflare offers a free SSL certificate to help secure your website traffic. Finally, Cloudflare can help optimize your website for faster loading times. For a more comprehensive explanation of the services they provide, you can check out Cloudflare.

Moving your DNS management over to Cloudflare entails forwarding your domains to that service. If your domain name isn’t hosted by WebCare360, you’ll first have to ensure your DNS settings can be modified effectively. If you have multiple domains, installing Cloudflare on just your primary domain is necessary.

1- Go to the Cloudflare dashboard to log in and find the +Add Site button at the top right of the screen.

2- Enter your domain name into the field. If you have to paste, be sure that the http:// and https:// parts are eliminated before you click.

3- Click Add site.

4- Choose the plan that best suits your needs at the next step. We propose the Free plan; it offers everything you’ll need to get your site secured.

5- When Cloudflare is integrated to your  website, you may be requested to supply the DNS details of the domain name. In this step, change or turn off the Cloudflare service for specific subdomains.

Simply toggle the cloud icon to a bright orange color in order to turn on this feature.

We recommend setting your naked domain name and www subdomain through Cloudflare. This way, Cloudflare will work on your www and non-www domain name too.

6- You will be given Nameserver settings to change when you receive an email to activate your new registrar. Update these settings at your present registrar.

7- Once you have got your Nameservers, you will get an active Status message indicating that the Nameservers are connected to the right place and your website is now running via CloudFlare.

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