What Is Cloudflare Always Online™?

Always Online™ keeps a limited version of your site online if your server goes down. Prior to using Cloudflare, if your server went down, your website most likely went offline and visitors could not access it. With Always Online™, if your server ever goes down, Cloudflare will serve pages from their cache, so your visitors […]

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Cloudflare Always Online™ Limitations

Cloudflare Always Online™ limitations: Always Online™ cache is built from Cloudflare’s Always Online™ crawler. It crawls Free customers once every 7 days, Plus and Pro customers once every 3 days, with Premium customers crawled daily. Note: The crawler does not obey robots.txt. Only content hosted on the domain that has Always Online™ enabled will be cached in […]

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What Is Cloudflare Rocket Loader™?

Rocket Loader™ is a general-purpose asynchronous JavaScript loader coupled with a lightweight virtual browser which can safely run any JavaScript code after window.onload. Activating Rocket Loader™ will immediately improve a web page’s window.onload time (assuming there is JavaScript on the page), which can have a positive impact on your Google search ranking. Here are the […]

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How Do I Enable Railgun on My Site?

There are two steps to enabling Railgun. First, if you have not already activated Cloudflare, follow these instructions to do so. After CloudFlare is enabled, simply open a support ticket in GreenGeeks requesting Railgun services be enabled. Don’t forget to provide the name of the domain that should be enabled. Thanks, and please remember GreenGeeks offers not […]

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How to Enable Cloudflare

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 […]

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Can I enable Cloudflare on a wildcard (*) subdomain?

For security reasons, Cloudflare does not proxy traffic to a wildcard sub-domain. You must explicitly list the subdomain as a CNAME in your DNS records to be able to activate Cloudflare. Can I enable Cloudflare on my root domain (e.g., ggexample.com) that is an A record? Cloudflare can only accelerate and protect CNAMEs, not A […]

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Are There Domains That Should Not Be Enabled With Cloudflare?

Only CNAME records can be powered by Cloudflare, however, not all CNAME records should pass through the Cloudflare system. To decide which records pass through the Cloudflare network, ask yourself what kind of content appears on the subdomain. You should enable Cloudflare for any subdomain that gets web traffic. You should not enable Cloudflare for subdomains […]

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Is Cloudflare Compatible With a Website Using SSL (HTTPS)?

Cloudflare is compatible with websites using SSL, however, you must use one of the paid tiers of Cloudflare to enable SSL. To upgrade a free Cloudflare account that was created in your GreenGeeks cPanel, please contact our support team for assistance. Once you have upgraded to a paid Cloudflare account, the process to enable protection for SSL varies. You […]

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