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Thanks to a partnership with Cloudflare, GreenGeeks customers can enable and control Cloudflare inside their cPanel account.

Before continuing, make sure your domain name is active in your cPanel account and that the domain’s nameservers are pointing to the nameservers specified in your GreenGeeks account welcome email. If you are unsure of where your domain is pointing, please contact our support team for assistance.

1. Click the Cloudflare icon in cPanel: cPanel > SOFTWARE > Cloudflare.

 

2. Sign up for Cloudflare or Log in to an existing account.

If this is your first time using Cloudflare, click the “Create Your Free Account” button (A).

  • Do not enter your domain in the pop-up window.
  • In the new window that opens, provide your email address and a password, and click the “Create Account” button.
  • Close the pop-up window and return to cPanel.

Log in to your new or existing Cloudflare account using the “Sign in here” link (B).

Enter your login credentials on the page that appears.

 

3. Once you are logged in to the Cloudflare section of cPanel, select your domain name from the drop-down (A) and click the “Domains” icon (B).

 

4. On the Domain Overview page, make sure that the domain you want to set up on Cloudflare (A) is still selected, and click the “Provision Domain with CNAME Setup” button (B).

 

5. If there were no errors and the domain was successfully added to Cloudflare, the page will refresh and display the DNS records for your domain name (if you do experience errors, please contact our support team for assistance).

The contents of this page can vary from domain to domain, but generally, what you want to see here is the green ‘On’ Cloudflare icon on two CNAME entries: your domain name and the www subdomain.

 

You can turn on Cloudflare for additional subdomains if you have them configured (e.g., store.yourdomain, blog.yourdomain, etc.), however, we do not recommend turning on Cloudflare for any of the other records listed in the above image.

Comments

  1. Josh Dargie

    Hello Shane,

    With our VPS’s customers must first request the application be configured. Shoot off an email to our support team and they can get things squared away!

  2. Sol Chrom

    In a recent chat, one of your staff recommended CloudFlare. I’d like to try it, but over the last few days or so, I haven’t even been able to start a chat session about my cPanel or whatever. Whenever I try, it loses the connection and tells me “Connection lost. Please check your internet connection and then try again.”

  3. Ida

    Did this, but procedure takes me into a changing of nameservers in order to let CloudFlare work.
    The domain is not registered at GreenGeeks, so I will have to do that at the registrar. Not certain if that will work… Also I encountered some confusing remarks on ssl, making me insecure. I already have an ssl encryption on the website.
    Has the procedure changed or did I do some faulty thing? Would like to try CloudFlare.

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