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 service, I get CloudFlare's IP address.


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There are a few smart ways, so in theory it is sometimes possible, but only with a bad admin configuration. In practice it's about impossible.

For example, try getting the IP address of a site's DNS records like: cpanel.domain, webmail.domain, etc... Maybe they'll point to the real IP address if they're not proxied through CloudFlare.

CloudFlare wasn't made for nothing - it's an anti-DDoS service and a CDN, which will also protect a website by protecting it's IP address.

  • thanks for your input, i already tried all moethods but it looke quite difficult for me to get the specific site's ip address, i didnt knew hiding server real ip was one of the services provided by cloudflare. i tried direct and few others sub-domains.,
    – user43396
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 12:12
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    Using CloudFlare means that our IPs are going to show in a lookup against the domain (we're a reverse proxy). Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 19:37
  • @damoncloudflare Nice, official CloudFlare's here too.
    – William
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 19:37

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