What is Cloudflare & Why Should You Use It? Read Here
You MUST first point your domain to the ignytr servers before connecting your ignytr assets to Cloudflare. Follow the steps to pointing your domain to ignytr servers HERE.
NOTE: In order to setup Cloudflare, you must:
1. Submit your domain to Cloudflare
2. Change your nameservers per Cloudflare's instructions
3. Select flexible SSL
Detailed instructions are provided in the video below, if you have any issues please open a ticket.
Typically you do not want to begin the Cloudflare setup for at least a few hours after your initial domain purchase (to allow time for your new domain to fully propagate across the web).
Setup a FREE Cloudflare Account Here: https://www.cloudflare.com
Step By Step Checklist (for those who prefer it over a video)
- “After,” your domain is properly pointing to your ignytr site
- Click on “Add site.”
- Input your domain and click “begin scan.”
- After scan is complete, click “continue setup.”
- You should then see a list of all of the records. There should be an orange cloud, with an arrow going through it, next to the A records you created. If you see a grey cloud instead, click on that to turn it orange and have Cloudflare handle your traffic.
- Click “continue.”
- Select “Free Website,” click “continue.”
- Copy DNS1 & DNS2.
- Go back to your Domain settings, where you purchased your domains from.
- Go to “Nameservers,” select custom and paste in the new records.
- This can take up to 24 hours to take effect. It doesn’t usually take that long.
- You can check the status in the Cloudflare panel, under Overview.
Optimizing Your Site In Cloudflare
- Select “Speed" in the top menu.
- Select “Caching.”
- Select the drop down box and "purge everything.”
Give Your Sites HTTPS!
- Select “Crypto,” at the top navigation
- Under “SSL,” select “Flexible.” This can take 24 hours to process.
- Once SSL shows “Active,” go to Page Rules, on the top navigation.
- Input your domain, with the http and a slash after and an Asterix* (i.e.: phoenixcarwreaklawyer.com/*) This is what is known as a wildcard. It will include any page after the / as an https as well.
- Scroll down and select “On,” for “Always use https.”
- Select “Add Rule.”
- Going to your page in a web browser, it should now show “https."