Cloudflare has formally announced the discontinuation of all Cloudflare partner plugins at the end of 2022.
The end of support for the Cloudflare partner plugins means GreenGeeks will no longer be able to offer Cloudflare within your cPanel dashboard.
Why did Cloudflare discontinue support for the Cloudflare cPanel plugin?
Due to maintenance and support costs, Cloudflare ceased active development on the plugin some time ago.
This lack of development means that at the software level, the Cloudflare cPanel plugin still depends on legacy elements no longer supported by cPanel, including the Paper Lantern theme and the cPanel v1 API.
How will this impact my domains already using Cloudflare?
There will be no impact on your website resulting from the plugin removal.
GreenGeeks hosted DNS zones previously configured through the Cloudflare cPanel plugin will continue to work.
Domains already pointed to the Cloudflare nameservers will not be affected and don’t need any adjustments.
What does this mean for my Cloudflare account?
If you previously were utilizing the Cloudflare service from your cPanel, you’ll need to manage your DNS records directly from the Cloudflare dashboard.
You can log in to your Cloudflare account from the Cloudflare Dashboard here:
If you aren’t sure about the email address or password used for your Cloudflare login, you can reset or retrieve this information from the Cloudflare dashboard:
Can I still use Cloudflare DNS with my GreenGeeks hosting service?
Absolutely! GreenGeeks allows customers to utilize any third-party DNS service they wish, including Cloudflare.
How do I set up a new domain with Cloudflare with my GreenGeeks hosting service?
New domains need to be configured directly through the Cloudflare Dashboard.
Configure the domain in your GreenGeeks cPanel as usual, then log into the Cloudflare dashboard and click +Add Site at the top.
Go through the step-by-step process to add a new domain and set the new nameservers. Then, re-create any DNS records from the existing zone.
For more information, refer to the Cloudflare documentation:
Are there benefits to using Cloudflare directly?
Yes! The previously available Cloudflare cPanel plugin only had a fraction of the features that Cloudflare offers, such as Page Rules or country-specific blocking.
Pointing a domain to the Cloudflare nameservers allows access to all of the features and additional control over the DNS, such as sending A-records through Cloudflare (instead of only CNAMES).
Can GreenGeeks re-add this plugin within my cPanel account on a Managed GreenGeeks VPS?
The Cloudflare cPanel partner plugin relies on legacy cPanel components that are no longer fully supported by cPanel.
Thus, even if GreenGeeks could re-install the Cloudflare plugin, it would not function correctly as some of the necessary components have been disabled on Cloudflare itself.
Does GreenGeeks plan to re-integrate Cloudflare?
Although the situation is outside our control, we understand that this change may inconvenience you and your users, and we sincerely apologize for the disruption.
GreenGeeks is exploring alternatives for making Cloudflare available in the future via the GreenGeeks Dashboard without the depreciated cPanel plugin.
If you have questions regarding the Cloudflare plugin, our team is always ready to assist you via Phone, Live Chat, or Support Ticket.