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Cloudflare blocking FTP [migrated]

I've followed the official guide to sorting out FTP but my C# server can no longer use FTP with my webserver, I have not edited any of the code. I have another server using the same FTP method and it ...
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How to deal with URL requests instead of paths from suspicious users

I have a website which has CloudFlare enabled on it (Free plan) and lately I've been getting some really weird requests which instead of GET /some/path were like this: ...
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Reverse proxying a Websocket upstream with Cloudflare

I am wanting to use cloudflare on my main website and then use nginx to reverse proxy a directory to my websocket gameserver. NGINX server block: location /Fonzy/ { ...
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How can CloudFlare offer a free CDN with unlimited bandwidth?

The CloudFlare free tier service offers unlimited bandwith while other CDNs charge starting at about $.10/gb. CloudFlare does not have bandwidth limits. As long as the domains being added comply ...
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After turning off and on my CDN (cloudflare), everything broke

I need some help asap. I had some problems with my icon fonts and found out, it's because of the CDN and "cross domain". So I thought, I should try to deactivate my CDN and look what happens.... BAD ...
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Can I use cloudflare to point my domain to a project hosted on XAMPP?

Is there a way to get this domain to point to my computer's external IP and have XAMPP serve the page to the visitor? I already have it working when the user uses my IP directly, but I want them to be ...
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Which is better for linking to external resources on a webpage?

What is the recommended way for linking to external CSS files and JavaScript files on a HTTPS secure webpage, e.g is it better to use: ...
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Forcing HTTPS and WWW with apache

Apache does not force HTTPS in a subfolder of a folder, but it works in the first level subfolders. Here are all the HTAccess snippets I have tried: RewriteCond %{HTTP:CF-Visitor} '"scheme":"http"' ...
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Should I enable CloudFlare through cPanel, or set it up directly via cloudflare.com?

CloudFlare is a great free CDN. Some CloudFlare web hosting partners support activating CloudFlare directly from within cPanel. Is this the recommended way of doing so? What are the pros and cons ...
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How to use cloudflare with hostinger.in

I am using both cloudflare and hostinger now. In domain I updated nameservers to that of cloudflare. I use hostinger to host the domain. After I updated, in hostinger it said Your domain is not ...
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Low cache hit rate with Cloudflare

I am using a free Cloudflare account with a WordPress site and have seen consistently poor cache hit rates. After several weeks using Cloudflare, only about 22% of requests and 50% of traffic by ...
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Cloudflare making Site B redirect to Site A

Currently I host 2 websites through cloudflare. I bought the domain for the 2nd website tonight and upon setting it up I of course changed the nameservers to cloudflare's. But for some reason that I ...
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How do I cache IP-restricted content using CloudFlare?

Let's say I have files at https://corp.example.com/private/*. Before I started using CloudFlare, access to these files was restricted to certain IP addresses, defined in an nginx config file. I now ...
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Mixed Content issue with WordPress, Cloudflare SSL and Genesis Framework

I have a WordPress which is based on the Genesis Framework and uses CloudFlare Flex SSL. The problem occurs in iOS Safari and Firefox mainly, the site gets loaded but without styles and everything ...
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Does Cloudflare use different authentication mechanisms across platforms?

I'm using Cloudflare flexible SSL for a website I made, and after investigating certificate properties, I realized different authentication mechanisms are being used. Chrome 45 for Windows desktop ...
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Registered domain on GoDaddy, pointed to Cloudflare - cannot Addon domain to my hosting

My goal: Buy domain on Godaddy, point it to Cloudflare nameservers, utilize Cloudflare functionality, and serve the content from my existing hosting provider. The Problem: Adding the domain in my ...
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Can I route only a subdomain through CloudFlare?

I'm currently using Amazon CloudFront as a CDN for my images on a subdomain img.example.com, from an origin origin.example.com. I recently saw that CloudFlare provide a CDN for a flat fee so I'm ...
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Any quick way to set a DNS record on all domains in Cloudflare?

If I am managing, say, 20 domains in Cloudflare and I want to set or modify a DNS record in all of them at once, is there any short cut to doing so in the user interface without manually doing it 20 ...
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CloudFlare and Avast strict transport

This weekend, we started using CloudFlare*. One of our users is reporting that Avast, the anti-virus software, has blocked our site due to a certificate error. Presumably this is because our ...
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Sub-Domain created on Cloudflare & CPanel won't work with HTTPS

Earlier this evening I migrated an installation of WHMCS from another web-server. Upon finishing this, I did the following... Went into Cloud Flare and changed the IP of the Sub-Domain record to ...
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Does my origin's gzip compression level matter when it's behind CloudFlare?

Today I uploaded a sitemap.xml file to my site, then realised that my server wasn't set up to gzip .xml files. However, CloudFlare still gzipped it before sending to my browser. This got me ...
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Cloudflare 404 and IUAM isn't working

I have Cloudflare connected to my website. All of my DNS records are accounted for with them and my nameservers are pointed to theirs. (It's been more than 24 hours) But the Cloudflare 404 errors and ...
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How does CloudFlare work with webapps?

I have an app that needs to constantly ping an HTTP server, so that I can see if my app is running. I want to run my server through CloudFlare. Will every request query my server (if it's up)?
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How to update nameservers for my domain

I've registered for a CloudFlare CDN and enabled it for my domain. Now CloudFlare asks me to use two specific nameservers that they assigned to my domain, e.g. nameserver-address-1.com ...
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Site speed when using ddos protection by cloudflare

I've recently noticed an increase of sites using ddos protection by cloudflare and wondering the effects on both user experience and SEO. I've notice these redirect messages last from anywhere from 2 ...
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Cloudflare masking useragent?

On the target cloudflare website, I include an image that is generated in PHP from an external website; however, when I embed the image on the targeted cloudflare website, when the users view the ...
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https redirects + Cloudflare Page Rules missing situation

I have just moved my website to https and after some scares it is working, mostly. I did find out that when I input the naked domain on the browser it is not going to the desired URL, as follows: ...
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Cloudflare putting my site in an endless refresh loop

This problem does not happen to all site visitors. The best I can tell, random users of Chrome have the issue but my sample size is way too small to believe that it is only Chrome. However, a few ...
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500 error returns website content

I'm using CloudFlare on my shared host. Recently all search engines and is-it-up sites have been getting a 500 error. I'm not sure who's to blame, my host or CloudFlare. I don't remember changing ...
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Can I make CloudFlare alias any /* request to a specific page?

I would like to serve any www.domain.com/* route with a specific static HTML page in my server. Is it possible to do this at a CDN level, for example using CloudFlare? For example: ...
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Why do my Google Analytics and CloudFlare analytics results differ?

Here are my stats for January 28th with CloudFlare: And here are my stats for January 28th with Google Analytics: Why might my statistical results be different between Google Analytics and ...
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Receiving error 500 for WordPress when using CloudFlare as a CDN

My WordPress site is using CloudFlare as a CDN, and if I use the site's IP address to access wordpress/wp-admin/install.php directly, it works fine. However, when I try to call ...
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Cloudflare destroyed my SEO traffic? [closed]

I am extremely upset but I have come to the conclusion that after using cloudflare pro, my SEO traffic has disappeared. I checked to find that I didn't even show up in the search results for my own ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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Can I use Cloudflare with Tumblr or cache images manually?

I've just setup Cloudflare on my tumblr blog (with custom domain). 1) As I understand it, this was actually pointless because images on tumblr blogs are hosted on media.tumblr.com/.../inline.jpg and ...
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Many “429” crawl errors in Google Webmaster Tools with GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting and Cloudflare

Following setup: GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting + SSL Cloudflare as CDN Google Webmaster Tools shows all pages with 429 crawl error. I tested manually and with tools like monitor.us and I ...
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On Cloudflare, pointing homepage to one host and the rest of the website to another

I'm managing my domain with Cloudflare. Is it possible, and if so how, to point only the homepage (frontpage) to one host and the rest of the application to another?
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Safely turning off CloudFlare?

I'd like to selectively turn off CloudFlare ("the orange cloud icon") for some subdomains. But this would cause downtimes for people with certain network configurations, especially those with exotic ...
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CloudFlare Not Sending If-Modified-Since Headers

I'm trying to reduce my server load by providing 304 Not Modified responses for content where appropriate. CloudFlare is my middle man, so they should be sending If-Modified-Since headers whenever a ...
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CloudFlare's cPanel plugin assigned new name servers for my domain - how do I make them use the old ones?

I deleted my domain in CloudFlare and recreated it using the CloudFlare plugin in cPanel, but CloudFlare gave me new nameservers that I should assign to my domain. The problem is that my registrar has ...
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Is it possible to see my site's real IP address if I'm using a CDN like CloudFlare?

CloudFlare acts as a reverse proxy and caches site content. Is it possible to see my site's real IP address if I'm using a CDN like CloudFlare? When I check my site's IP address using a lookup ...
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DNS mistake. Google crawled the wrong server. What to do?

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair I have a couple of similar looking domains on Coudflare where I manage their DNS. An old forum and my new still MVP site. As many of you may have ...
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How to track conversion funnels across multiple domains with Google Analytics, getClicky, and CloudFlare

What we need: We need to implement funnel and conversion tracking across multiple domains. Currently, we have funnels that start in one domain but end in another domain. We have full control and ...
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Are there any disadvantages to Cloudflare’s “Flexible SSL”?

Cloudflare let you serve your site over SSL without having to purchase and install a security certificate, a product they call “Flexible SSL”. (They act as a proxy and serve your site over SSL from ...
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Values for saved data and saved requests much lower in CloudFlare analytics for several months

For several months now the pie charts in my CloudFlare analytics show a much smaller value for the saved data and saved requests (around 5%). Before this the pie charts showed a saving of around 50% ...
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Using Cloudflare service on new hosting provider

I've changed my hosting provider today and bought a new host from another provider but i have this problem. about my previous host: my previous hosting was also the one that registered my domain. ...
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Store files only on CloudFlare's server

Does CloudFlare act as a standalone cloud server, or does it only cache files that already exist on your server? Is MaxCDN the same?
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Are CloudFlare or Google Analytics visitor numbers more appropriate to report to advertisers?

I've read Analytics: CloudFlare vs Google - What discrepancy is too big? but still can't put together an answer that the CEO of any company would accept. The numbers in CloudFlare analytics are much ...
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Need help with understanding IP blocks

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems with users being blocked from our website by CloudFlare. We run a Joomla 2.5 installation with RSFirewall. I have the list of IP blocks that CloudFlare uses, ...
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CloudFlare - Difference between Basic, Simplified, and Aggressive caching

CloudFlare has this page to explain the difference between their caching settings: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168256. However, I'm still confused. It says: Basic: ...