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Questions tagged [cloudflare]

CloudFlare is a CDN marketed as improving website performance and speed and providing security.

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Reduce CloudFlare Wait Time

I installed CloudFlare as a test to one domain on my server, supposing it would be quicker. But it's not. The waiting time (I think, otherwise known as time to first byte) has gone up considerably. ...
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What can I do when my Cloudflare SSL certificate isn't authorizing?

It's been over 24 hours since I activated SSL in the Crypto section of Cloudflare, but my Universal SSL Status still says "Authorizing Certificate". When I visit my site, Chrome says that the site ...
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Wordpress + Cloudflare SSL redirects to apache root?

We recently deployed our new website and when trying to use it over SSL with cloudflare, it redirects to the Apache root dir? I generated origin TLS certificates and downloaded those from cloudflare ...
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Can Cloudflare redirect a referrer before they hit the site?

History I have a few WordPress sites that I manage and I've coded the 404 and 403 to email a dedicated account with hits to these pages. On a local machine daily the emails are compiled to a CSV and ...
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Correct MX Configuration for Cloudflare

I've always assumed that if I use an external nameserver (like Cloudflare) for a domain, then my local WHM nameserver is completely bypassed for that domain. Is this correct? I've always pointed MX ...
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Will premium DNS speed up TLS/SSL?

I'm trialing out CloudFlare (which I only want for speed optimisation). I'm guessing I should wait a bit longer to test the true benefits, due to propagation. One thing I can't find out is if such ...
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How get download stats in Matomo analytics for static content that's served by my CDN (Cloudflare)?

I'm considering enabling Cloudflare for my site, which will make it so that static content is loaded from their servers instead of mine. If that's the case, how can I tally the request in our ...
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Cannot find where my site is being cached! [closed]

So I have a bit of experience as a web master, but am at my whits end trying to find out what is caching my site. I cannot see any updates I make for the life of me. What I've tried: Clear ...
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Disable caching for subdomain on Cloudflare?

How can I disable caching for a subdomain on Cloudflare but keep SSL?
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Is it necessary to edit DNS settings at registrar when using CloudFlare?

I need to point a subdomain to a different web hosting service. The domain is registered with my registrar, the DNS is managed by CloudFlare, and the hosting is managed by a third party hosting ...
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Setting up Let's Encrypt with CloudFlare and dynamic IP

My setup is as follows: Dedicated server (Linux) with dynamic IP address NO-IP domain name domain name When I want to access my system (server), I access my domain, which redirects me to my NO-IP ...
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“Invalid response” when returning a HTTP 404 page via Cloudflare

My website is using Cloudflare in order to enable SSL (free SSL is not available on my host, Hostgator). Everything seems to be working fine, except when I return a 404 page. That results in This ...
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How can I point a subdomain at a web app without the domain name changing in the browser address bar?

I have two apps app1 and app2 on 000webhost. Say app1 has domain www.example.com which uses cloudflare. I want subdomain.example.com to be the main domain of app2. How can I do this? I have created a ...
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CloudFlare is sending two cache headers in response

I’ve hit something strange, maybe it's a bug! My origin server is sending out this headers in response to a request: //php dump - json_encode(headers_list()) [ “Content-type: application/json”, “...
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Is an .htaccess edit necessary when enabling Cloudflare SSL?

I have recently changed 3-4 of my sites to Cloudflare SSL. After that, I went to General Settings on WordPress and changed URLs from HTTP to HTTPS. And it redirects from HTTP to HTTPS without any ...
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How can I protect stratum+tcp from DDoS?

There was a question asking this posted earlier (seems to have been removed) and I did some research to find the answer. You can protect http and https from DDoS using Cloudflare but non-http ...
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What are the advantages of using Blogger's HTTPS with custom domain?

Blogger's HTTPS is now available for custom domains too. I am currently using Cloudflare SSL and they automatically apply it to all HTTP requests, and changes "http" to "https" for all resources or ...
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Transferring a domain that is managed by Cloudflare to another registrar

I'm planning on switching from OVH to Gandi in the coming weeks/months (domain first, hosting later). However, I'm not sure what the process is exactly, given I'm also using Cloudflare and none of the ...
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How to setup a Namecheap domain with 1and1 hosting and Cloudflare DNS [closed]

I have a domain with Namecheap and a hosting account with 1and1, and I want to use the Cloudflare DNS for free SSL. How would I set up the DNS properly?
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Hosting different parts of website with different providers [duplicate]

I have a Rails application that broadly consists of: Marketing (/about, /pricing etc) Admin (/admin) User profiles (/john-doe/posts, /ella-211/posts) Currently I'm managing my domain with Cloudflare ...
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Facebook crawler with no user agent spamming our site in possible DoS attack

Crawlers registered to Facebook (ipv6 ending in :face:b00c::1) were slamming our site, seeing 10s of thousands of hits in just 20 minutes. We noticed they didn't have a user agent in the header and ...
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Can I configure Cloudflare to point all URL paths to a specific path without changing the URL?

I have a single page application which is hosted on GitHub Pages, meaning I have no access to any form of server configuration (like a .htaccess file). Currently the application uses a URL hash to ...
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Performance Issues Using SSL With Cloudflare

I have been using Cloudflare for a while without much consideration to what it was doing. Today I have noticed that there is around 500ms of delay when I view a web page over https when Cloudflare is ...
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How can I force Blogger's 'search widget' to use HTTPS?

I've just set up CloudFlare for my website, so that I can run HTTPS (yes, I know it's not encrypted end-to-end... this is fine). All the images, script resources, etc. are now linked using protocol-...
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Some blogger gadgets and components vanish when using SSL from Cloudflare with a custom domain name

I have a blogger account and wished to use a custom domain address which I managed to buy and setup using Cloudflare. I enabled flexible SSL and used "always HTTPS" page rules. Now when i was setting ...
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So is Cloudflare now setting up HTTPS for websites? [closed]

Hi so I read many websites that say to enable SSL on my drupal site, I need to purchase the certificate, install it on my apache server, install mod_ssl, enable it on httpd.conf, and finally configure ...
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Is Cloudflare's auto-minify feature compatible with Railgun?

I have burned the last two days wondering why the minification from Cloudflare doesn't work and what is happening. First I thought it was related to caching. Then it got me by reading something ...
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Does CloudFlare's analytics support download statistics on individual files?

I'm planning on using CloudFlare with our website but I need to make sure that I can still provide download statistics for some of the files which will inevitably be cached. I couldn't find anything ...
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Website not showing files over secure connection (on subdomains)

I've got this website. I basically can't see pages on my subdomains with HTTPS, I can see them without HTTPS though; I've contacted both my SSL provider and my hosting provider both just recommended ...
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Migrate DNS from current host for multiple records

What is the best way to quickly update multiple client domain DNS and keep switchover downtime to a minimum? I am currently using vanity nameservers and glue record on my Primary domain, at the ...
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Blogger Custom Subdomain does not work with Cloudflare DNS

I have set up Cloudflare to redirect www.hanxue.co and the naked domain hanxue.co to my blog http://hanxue.blogspot.com - works without any problem. When I change the subdomain to blog.hanxue.co, ...
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Can I use CloudFlare DNS without using their service and point DNS to Incapsula?

I have been using CloudFlare for a few years as well as Incapsula and while CloudFlare excels in CDN, it is far far far behind in terms of security. Incapsula on the other hand rocks for security (at ...
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How to use CloudFlare and web host at same time?

I'm trying to set up a (.tk) website for a school project using 000WebHost, but at the same time I want to integrate CloudFlare DDoS protection into my website as well. The two ways to hook up a ...
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Comparison of CloudFlare's new Argo routing feature [closed]

Does anyone have any experience with or know of any stats on CloudFlare's new Argo intelligent routing feature regarding actual performance improvements before and after enabling it? Cloudflare ...
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Subdomain on another server cPanel A Record & Cloudflare

I have created an A record to point to another server for a subdomain to be hosted separately from the actual domain name. I created this on cPanel but I also have Cloudflare enabled. I subdomain ...
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CloudFlare DNS: How to setup a GitHub Repository to a custom sub domain?

I have a github pages site, and I want to add it as a subdomain to my cloudflare domain without using a page rule
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Cloudflare DNS: How to 301 Redirect all traffic from Sub Domain to Main Domain with URL path?

I am using cloudflare to manage my domain, and I wanted to add a subdomain. I tried to do this: But it gives me an error. How would I add a subdomain like blog.arunpattni.com that sends to arunpattni....
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Link subdomain that is CNAME to SendGrid but with CloudFlare enabled ends up on main site

We use Cloudflare, and Sendgrid for email. Via Sendgrid setup, we have added a DNS record: However, this redirects to our main domain: Example link.construct.net generated by SendGrid If I disable ...
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CloudFlare isn't working as CDN

Perhaps I'm not getting it as should, but as far as I got it, CloudFlare should use local(geographically) servers, relative to the user, to deliver the content. But instead, I'm getting all the time ...
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Cloudflare not redirecting to HTTPS

I set it up, and set "Automatic HTTPS Rewrites" to "ON", BUT this still not redirecting me to the https by default when the page is requested via http... accessing the page manually by putting https ...
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example.com gets invalid url but www.example.com works great

I am new to the web mastering stuff so please bear with me. My problem is that I have a domain example.com. If I go directly to it I get an invalid url error, however www.example.com works just great. ...
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Get real user IP behind two reverse proxies

This is my environment setup: Server A hosts the site (Nginx + PHP-FPM + Wordpress) Server B is Nginx reverse proxy for server A Cloudflare reverse proxy is on top of all. Therefore, user request ...
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Get Cloudflare working with SSL on site running Drupal?

We have a website running on Drupal 6 and Cloudflare. We've installed the certificate on our Apache server but we are having a rough time configuring Cloudflare with SSL. Which crypto settings to ...
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Deny IP using wildcard * in CloudFlare

How do I deny a list of IP addresses using wildcard * character? I tried wildcard * but the input field is not accepting * character. Is it possible to deny IP using wildcard * in CloudFlare?
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Cloudflare disallow directory

I've disallowed a directory by following this and looked at cloudflare's KB I've turned off all the features from the page rules: Here are a few that are not disabled because I didn't think I needed ...
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Cloudflare infinite redirect

Background I recently migrated my websites to an all Docker environment using haproxy as the front end load balancer. I have SSL certificates for all domains issued by Let's Encrypt and everything ...
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is it possible to set the dns server after Cloudflare DNS Server?

I used Cloudflare to anti attack, but its dns server point to the ip where my server is. I have set up a self CDN group, it needs to direct the visitor to different server base on visitor's ip. is it ...
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If I use Cloudflare, will it unblock countries?

I have a website and I blocked 3 countries visitors using htaccess. I need to use Cloudflare at this moment. But I don't want those 3 countries to visit my website anymore. If I use Cloudflare, will ...
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Allow cloudflare to gzip or apache?

Hi I read cloudflare gzips files as well. I have gzip enabled via htaccess Would you recommend I turn of apache gzip and instead let cloudflare do the gzip? Please assist Thanks!
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how cloudflare cdn cert passes domain check?

How cloudflare-based site passes browser's domain check? when I visit cloudflare based site, it provides a cert for cloudflare domains(like sni007.cloudflaressl.com) but browser does not shows any ...