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Prevent attackers from seeing the real IP address behind a Cloudflare proxy

How do I prevent attackers from discovering my real hosting IP (where I'm hosting my website) that is hidden behind CloudFlare Proxy?
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Huge number of requests for recently online website

I recently put a new website online on a .com domain. It is not advertised, and the number of "real" users is basically zero. It is secured via cloudflare. Since linked with the .com domain, ...
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Why does Cloudflare seem to be caching 522 responses for resources?

I have a number of different websites hosted in cpanel and proxied through Cloudflare. The symptoms I'm getting are as follows: One of my hosted customers will contact me to say something isn't ...
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Configuring SMTP through Cloudflare

My domain registrar is Cloudflare and my site is hosted through A2 Hosting. My problem is that my email worked fine when A2 Hosting was my domain registrar and web host. Now, neither Thunderbird or ...
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Cloudflare is blocking Bingbot

When I check BingWebmaster and use "Fetch as BingBot" then Bing is able to crawl that particular URL of my site. However, when I use SiteScan tool, then I am getting 4xx error. (SiteScan ...
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Cloudflare returns 200 when server returns 404

When I make a request to my site that is proxied through Cloudflare, if I am requesting a resource that doesn't exist (such as /foo), my server returns a 404 (I see my 404 page and testing without ...
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When my origin serves a “304 Not Modified”, Cloudflare sends “200 OK” and makes the user download the page again

I'm using Cloudflare to cache certain APIs. I'm setting the below headers in my Origin server: Cache-Control: public, must-revalidate, max-age=300 Basically, I'm instructing the browser here to cache ...
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Is it possible to Not add my subdomain on cloudflare even if my domain is on there?

We have a domain example.com on AWS Route 53, that is our authoritative DNS. We also use Cloudflare for security, so our domain goes through Cloudflare. I've found that whenever we create any ...
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How does Cloudflare do HTTPS for my site when I haven't provided them with an ssl certificate?

I setup cloudflare today. It only asked me to add its nameservers to my domain. After doing that I'm able to access my site at my domain name but it's now cloudflare's IP. This is all good and as ...
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Porting my website from managed hosting to Scaleway VPS

I have decided to port my website from managed hosting to VPS as I need access to full functionality of linux to install different packages (I want to publish versions of my website developed with ...
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Wait time with cloudflare over 2 seconds using siteground and wordpress

I have been working on my first wordpress website trying to move away from Wix. I am using siteground with cloudflare and have turned on all the settings (caching, cloudflare, image optimization etc.) ...
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Cloudflare giving JavaScript challanges / captcha on javascript files?

I'm trying to set up Cloudflare properly for my site. Most things seem to work properly, but when I tried to load the page in Tor, I ran into a problem. The HTML loaded properly, but when Tor tried to ...
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Caching static website with dynamic section?

I have a PHP (Laravel) website and I would like to cache the site using cloudflare. The page mydomain.com/index.php has static content except the navigation, this may contain either Sign In or the ...
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Migration from Jetpack Image CDN to Cloudflare

Like most of the Wordpress site owners, I have been using Jetpack's Image CDN for delivering images across the world on my site. Lately, I came across this article stating that there is no harm in ...
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Geo specific content and CDN caching [closed]

Our Wordpress website has a list of products which is generated on the server side. Depending on user ip (country) the list gets populated with different items. Some products are meant to be displayed ...
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Increase of Googlebot response time after CDN implementation

Problem: We have a site hosted in Germany that is suffixed with ".de". Recently, we implemented a CDN with Cloudflare. Shortly after our Googlebot response times increased from 60-100ms to 400-500ms. ...
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Should I point my domain to Cloudflare? [closed]

I have a couple of simple websites and my setup has always been like this: Point my domain's registrar to my web hosting (via name servers) Point my web hosting to my email provider (via DNS records) ...
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403 Forbidden error for Wordpress login after whitelisting Cloudflare IPs in htaccess

I’m using Cloudflare nameservers and tried to whitelist Cloudflare IPs through htaccess file, but it results in a 403 Forbidden error for my Wordpress login. Here are the directives I used in ...
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how to disable Cloudflare SSL for only one page in a website?

I want to avoid Cloudflare SSL from only one page of a website. I am using flexible SSL and I cant change it other. Is there any solution for this?
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How to stop the IP of the server from redirecting to the domain if accessed directly?

So there is a site, that is behind Cloudflare so the IP is protected, but in addition to that, I want to make it so that if you have the IP and type it in the browser, it will not disclose the domain ...
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CDN cached PHP page vs HTML one - Loading speed

Is there any difference at all in terms of loading speed if we have a fully cached PHP generated site (by for example, using CloudFlare rules "Cache everything") and a HTML page? Cloudflare allows ...
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Troubleshooting Cloudflare 301 Redirects

My client has a URL they want to entirely redirect to another site (301 redirect). This domain is purchased and managed through GoDaddy (unfortunately). After setting up the redirect, I was getting ...
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CloudFlare switching between non-fully-qualified and fully-qualified domain names; is this normal?

Over the past day or so, I've started seeing CloudFlare randomly oscillating its DNS responses between the FQDNs and non-FQDNs for my domain, as follows: "Question": [ { "name": "...
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How to redirect from subdomain to another port without showing IP on browsers address bar?

I tried to add another service on the same server with different port, I found that in Cloudflare, we should use A record with page rules to redirect that subdomain to ip address with specific port. ...
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Can I use a third-party service to provide DNS for my site?

I'm setting up a new site, and my host uses a Cpanel alternative that only allows me to add A and CNAME records. I need to add TXT records as well, for SPF settings and such. I know I can do this ...
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Cloudflare + Forced SSL + auth on directory

I hope I'm asking in the right area. Here's what I have. Apache 2.4.18 on Ubuntu 16.04 server. I have my main website in a vhost, call it domain.com. This is proxied through CloudFlare. I also ...
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Is CloudFlare full SSL less secure than Cloudflace full (strict) SSL?

I have a Linux shared hosting on Hostgator, and am using a Full SSL from Cloudflare which Encrypts end-to-end, using a self-signed certificate on the server. How secure is it? What are different ...
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How to host sub domain on a different server?

Web hosting scenario of landing page (foobar.com) built in Jekyll and hosted on Cloudcanyon. Need a sub domain (chat.foobar.com) for a chatroom to go to a different server like Heroku to run the ...
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cloudflare free vs ModSecurity on Linux shared hosting

On my shared Linux hosting from Hostgator, I had ModSecurity enabled. My website is a Wordpress site, where the Google login redirection URL after successful authentication was being blocked by ...
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What is the Cloudflare equivalent of these two .htaccess redirect rules?

I usually set up my sites to rewrite URLs in the following cases: All http traffic is redirected to https (and www), with a 301 All non-www traffic is redirected to www (and https), with a 301 In ....
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how do I set up a cloudflare failover without having control of their DNS?

I'm trying to use Cloudflare's fail-over system, but I won't be able to transfer the domain's DNS to Cloudflare. The owner of the domain has offered to set up a CNAME but I don't know how that would ...
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How does CloudFlare Handle JS Redirects?

I need to implement a couple Javascript redirects using window.location on my site. This redirect fires in very specific circumstances and I don't want that redirect cached. I found info about how ...
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Do I need cPanel's AutoSSL if I also enable Cloudflare's SSL?

All of the websites I manage use cPanel, which also offers free SSL certificates. However, some of these domains use Cloudflare for their DNS, and they also get their SSL certificates from Cloudflare ...
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Non subdomain is “not private” but subdomain is

I am trying to setup a website for my app domain using an Ubuntu/Apache server hosted on Linode and Cloudflare. The setup works for www.my.app but not for just my.app without the www. My ...
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Enabling cPanel AutoSSL alongside Cloudflare

We have a domain that is running behind Cloudflare that we would also like to have a valid (and free) SSL certificate on the origin server (running cPanel with AutoSSL). Currently the AutoSSL script ...
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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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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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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 ...