Knowledgebase : CloudFlare > Adding a Domain to your Account
Absolutely! We provide what we think is the best DNS management interface. Our goal was to make an interface that was so good people would switch their DNS to us even without the other benefits CloudFlare provides. To edit your DNS, go to My Websites --&g...
Yes. However, if you switch back to your old DNS provider, you can no longer use CloudFlare to protect and accelerate your site. To switch back to your old DNS provider, click "Deactivate" on the domain and follow the instructions.
No. By using CloudFlare your hosting provider stays the same.
No. By using CloudFlare your registrar stays the same.
To activate CloudFlare, we only need to copy specific record types which are listed in the drop down menu. We want you to be able to have a complete DNS zone file, so you can add these other record types after you have added your domain to CloudFlare.
To find your name server settings, you need to log in to your registrar and find the area where you can change your name servers. Detailed instructions for how to do this for many registrars can be foundĀ on our tutorials page http://certifiedhosting.com/t...
On average, it takes 24 hours for CloudFlare's protection to begin. The range is from 1 hour to 48 hours.
There are four steps to adding a site to CloudFlare. For many web masters, it will take less than 3 minutes to complete. For others, it may take up to 10 minutes.
Many people have a main domain (i.e. example.com). But, they also have registered .net and .org variants. People often redirect the traffic from .net and .org to the .com domain. In this case, you should add the .net and .org domains to your CloudFlare ac...
A and CNAME records can be powered by CloudFlare. An orange cloud means that your web traffic will pass through the CloudFlare system making your site Faster, Safer and Smarter. If you click on the cloud, you can disable it to be gray which means your web...
CloudFlare supports automatic setup ('Check It For Me') for some domains, depending on the DNS provider you currently use. If we do support automatic setup for your current DNS provider, then CloudFlare can copy your DNS settings automatically in less tha...
In many cases we can identify who your registrar is. If that is the case, we will list your registrar on Step 4 of the sign up process. If we haven't listed your registrar then we haven't been able to identify it. You can easily look up who your registrar...
CloudFlare does not require you to buy hardware, install software or change any code to get protection. Instead, you deploy CloudFlare by changing the current authoritative name servers for your domain. This allows us to route potentially malicious traffi...
During Step 1 and Step 2 we are actually processing in the backend. During this time, we are querying the most common subdomain records. This processing takes 60 seconds. While our backend is working, we created a video so you can learn more about how Clo...
CloudFlare does not require you to buy hardware, install software or change any code to get protection. Instead, you deploy CloudFlare by changing the current authoritative name servers for your domain. This allows us to route potentially malicious traffi...
Each DNS provider uses a different timeline to update their name server records. CloudFlare begins protection once the name servers have been updated. On average, most DNS providers update their name servers every 24 hours. There is no way to expedite thi...