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How to Add a Domain to Cloudflare and Point it to Our Server

Friday, 10 March 2023

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SecureHosting.xyz: How to Add a Domain to Cloudflare and Point it to Our Server

Are you looking for a way to enhance the security and performance of your website while simplifying the management of your DNS records? Cloudflare is a powerful and free service that can help you achieve these goals. In this article, we will show you how to add a domain to Cloudflare and point it to our server at SecureHosting.xyz.

If you are stuck open a support ticket and let us sort it all out for you.

Note: Grey cloud for DNS is best - Use CloudFlare proxy off.

Step 1: Sign up for Cloudflare

The first step in adding your domain to Cloudflare is to sign up for a free account. Simply go to www.cloudflare.com and click on the "Sign Up" button. Follow the prompts to create your account.

Step 2: Add Your Domain to Cloudflare

After signing up for a Cloudflare account, you can add your domain to the service. Click on the "Add Site" button and enter your domain name. Cloudflare will automatically scan your domain's DNS records and display them on the next page.

Step 3: Change Your Domain's Name Servers

To start using Cloudflare, you need to change your domain's name servers to Cloudflare's name servers. Cloudflare will provide you with two name server addresses that you need to enter in your domain registrar's control panel. The exact process for changing your name servers will vary depending on your registrar, but it usually involves finding the DNS settings section of your control panel and entering the new name server addresses.

Step 4: Point Your Domain to SecureHosting.xyz Server IP Address

Once you have updated your domain's name servers to Cloudflare's name servers, you can now point your domain to our server at SecureHosting.xyz. To do this, log in to your Cloudflare account, go to the DNS section, and add an "A" record pointing to our server IP address, which is 78.157.221.105.

You can create an "A" record by clicking on the "Add Record" button, selecting "A" from the dropdown menu, and entering the IP address in the "IPv4 address" field. You can leave the "Name" field blank to create a record for the root domain, or enter a subdomain if you want to create a record for a specific subdomain.

Step 5: Verify the DNS Records

After you have added the DNS record pointing to our server IP address, you need to wait for the changes to propagate across the internet. This process can take up to 48 hours, although it usually takes much less time.

To verify that the DNS records have propagated, you can use a tool like https://www.whatsmydns.net/ to check that the "A" record for your domain points to the correct IP address.

Conclusion

Adding a domain to Cloudflare and pointing it to our server at SecureHosting.xyz is a straightforward process that can enhance the security and performance of your website. With Cloudflare's free service, you can take advantage of features such as DDoS protection, SSL encryption, and caching. If you have any questions or need assistance, our support team is always available to help.

Tip: If you are receiving payments/transactions on a website, do not use CloudFlare proxy on, use CloudFlare for DNS only, or you will face issues.


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