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Page with Google's reCAPTCHA gets massive traffic peaks from Googlebot, why?

In a web application there is a contact form that is protected by Google's reCAPTCHA. The page as such is set to NOINDEX, FOLLOW: <meta content="noindex, follow" name="robots"&...
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ECDSA certificates not impacted by Let’s Encrypt certificate chain change?

We received an email from Cloudflare about the upcoming Let’s Encrypt certificate chain change. At some point, it states that "Additionally, this change only impacts RSA certificates. It does not ...
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Should I enable cloudflare crawler hints with Yoast SEO?

I have a WordPress site, and I want to have more traffic. I already have Yoast SEO installed in WordPress. Should I also enable CloudFlare crawler hints, and can it cause security issues? I see the ...
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How can I check if Cloudflare is active on my website and enable abuse content protection?

I need to verify whether Cloudflare is enabled on my website, example.com. If it is enabled, I also want to know how to enable abuse content protection on Cloudflare. I've tried using various methods ...
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cloudflare pages github Installation on this account is prohibited

I want to deploy a static html website that I have in my github.com repo to Cloudflare Pages. So I logged into Cloudflare, then I went to Workers & Pages>Pages>Connect to Git>Github as ...
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Will Google Optimize work with server side caching and a CDN?

My website is using WordPress + WP Rocket Cache plugin + Cloudflare CDN Cache. Will Google Optmize works with such a case? In my understanding, as Google Optimize will change the web page source file, ...
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I added DNS records to my domain it made my website unavailable in Iraq

I was trying to set up authentication to my web app using Clerk auth(clerk.com). I completed the production instance of my authentication project and added the CNAMEs required by them to my own domain(...
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Registers an unload listener - Cloudflare - Lighthouse

Hello, I am working on optimizing a website and use Cloudflare to improve its performance and security. Recently, when conducting a Lighthouse audit to evaluate the website's performance, I ...
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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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Cloudflare and cPanel 'Deliverability Checker' both indicate SPF & DKIM records are valid but spam checkers insist the records don't exist. Thoughts?

Getting support for this issue is tricky since my DNS provider can't see my hosting info and my hosting provider can't see my DNS record configuration. I'm hoping that some DNS record pros can help me ...
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How can we disable streaming mode of mp3 files on cloud flare?

I accidentally noticed that the URLs of mp3 files on my web site are acting like live streaming mode. When I turned the cloud flare off, then everything worked fine. I guess maybe the issue is due to ...
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Will replacement of CloudFlare by CloudFront make my AWS site faster?

Time to retrieval of the first byte of my image as a document from an Apache server at AWS (us-east-1) through CloudFlare in an attempt was about 1000 ms. This is unacceptably slow. curl -o/dev/null ...
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Why would there be 4 identical A and AAAA records?

I am transferring a domain from Google Domains to Cloudflare. When recreating the DNS records in Cloudflare, I saw that there are 4 identical A records (with the same IP) and 4 identical AAAA records....
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Cloudflare WAF Rule not working properly to block access to pages from specific countries

I have setup cloudflare to block access to WordPress back-end with following WAF rule. It somehow lets me access back-end from other countries other than countries other than Germany and UK. It was ...
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How can I efficiently remove multiple deployed websites from Cloudflare?

I've been managing several websites through Cloudflare, and due to a restructuring process, I need to remove all of these websites from the Cloudflare platform. I've explored the Cloudflare dashboard ...
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How To Configure Local Server Using Cloudflare Or Ngrok For Local App Development?

I am working on a shopify app using the node template in order to build a custom discount experience. I have setup my app locally and set up hosting using Fly.io. The problem I am having is that the ...
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Converting a Subscription to a Subdomain in Plesk After Migration from cPanel

I recently faced a challenge after using the "Plesk Migrator" plugin to import several sites from a cPanel. The issue I'm encountering is that some of the subdomains have been incorrectly ...
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Blocking "malicious" VPN access

I run a small website that averages about 500 hits a day. About once a month I have a day where I see a spike of 5,000 in GA4. When looking closer, the traffic would appear to be a bot using a VPN ...
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Ahrefs.com Site Audit quite often incorrectly reports broken links to NextJS JavaScript files

Our site uses NextJS. When the site is rebuilt after code changes, the links to JavaScript files change. Quite often, the Ahrefs.com site audit crawl detects links to broken JS files. Every time I ...
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How can I add HTTP headers in Cloudflare?

I have a Cloudflare website and it is hosted on Cloudflare Pages, but I want to add HTTP headers to this website. There are a lot of DNS and HTTP related settings in Cloudflare. I am undecided which ...
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Is there a CAPTCHA Challenge when using Cloudflare CDN?

I am considering using Cloudflare CDN for my own website, which has a user base of 10.000 people. It's used world-wide, and there is a lot of room for caching, thus I wanted to use a CDN. However, I ...
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Cloudflare Api Status Endpoint

Note: This was also posted in Cloudflare community forum. In case they answer there, I will update this post. I've set up health checks in my applications, and the ones integrated with the Cloudflare ...
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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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Frequently Getting the Error Message "too many requests"

Within the last 2 months the error message "too many requests" has started showing up for those using my site. The site is hosted on a server with a 32 core CPU and 64 GB of RAM. The site ...
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Use Cloudflare WAF to block all URLs except home page and one subdirectory

I want to block all paths except /English/ and the home page www.example.com in Cloudflare WAF. If I allow the English category, I would expect access to be allowed to all URLs from this category. The ...
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Solution for real time image resizing

I've recently taken over an ecommerce website (example.com) and I'm looking to make some improvements to how media files are delivered. Currently when an image is uploaded for a product, the process ...
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Domain used for Gmail (G Suite/Workspace) Expired, re-bought via Cloudflare and now seeing weird SSL Certs

So long story short: for a long time I've had domain (basic website + G-Suite email) for an LLC (let's say example.com) that I used to use for freelance gigs. I stopped doing much freelance stuff ...
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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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SEO effect for Blocking entire site for a country and allowing only one page

Need your valuable guidance. Suppose via Cloudflare if we add a redirect rule for a specific country. Where if any traffic comes from that country, it will get redirected to a special subfolder ...
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Using CloudFlare with GitHub Pages and SSL/TLS Full or Full (Strict) and Proxied DNS prevents GitHub Pages' Certificate Renewal

I am hosting my personal webpage on GitHub Pages with a custom domain and using CloudFlare for DNS etc. I am using the Full (Strict) mode for TLS/SSL and Proxied DNS. When The GitHub Pages tries to ...
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Prevent content scraping that automatically post from one website to another

Basically, my website is running on WordPress platform and we publish posts on regular basis. As soon as we publish a post, in a few minutes time it gets posted on their website as well The worst part ...
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Google Search console: Blocked due to access forbidden (403) when blocking all country except (India, Srilanka)

I am a very old user of cloudflare for the last 4 Years, I have 14+ websites of different categories which has have added to cloudflare last year. My website was accessible and ranked on google which ...
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How can I extract Cloudflares unique visitors through the GraphQL API?

What we’re trying to do is extract the ‘unique visitors’ from Cloudflare for a zone, which you can see through the UI in Cloudflare by clicking on the zone overview. We’re attempting to do this using ...
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Cloudflare transformation rules – how to create a rule for Google Workspace?

Cloudflare has recently introduced so-called transformation rules, with a limit of 10 rules per free account. They offer greater flexibility than redirect rules, and importantly they do not impact ...
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If I'm using a CDN should I host my images (the originals) at high resolution and no compression?

I'm about to start testing W3 Total Cache plugin for WordPress with Cloudflare for CDN. Is there any downside (other than file size/space on server) to hosting the original images that the CDN uses to ...
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I have hosted a site which give reponse Blocked because of Dos Attack?

Website is hosted on Ubuntu server. Website dns is managed using cloudflare. Some time it throws page as the below image. I am not able to figure out from where is this page is coming from. how to ...
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Bing delisted site after Cloudflare Crawler Hints sent junk URLs to Bing via IndexNow

I found my site delisted by Bing after many years of being the top result for my search terms. This site is part of a WordPress network and the 100 or so other sites are unaffected. The only point of ...
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Cloudflare: Cache static HTML when URL has Query String

Quick CloudFlare 'new user' question for you: BACKGROUND: The HTML pages served up by my origin server never change. All dynamic content is download via JavaScript after the page is loaded in the ...
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Cloudflare WAF rule for blocking a path except from two countries instead block all traffic to the site

I want Cloudflare WAF to restrict admin section of WordPress site/wp-admin/ and allow access to WP admin section from only two countries India & UAE. For some reason it block traffic from all ...
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Website not getting redirected from non-www to www URL

I am getting the error "This page is unavailable", when I am opening my website without "www". The website loads perfectly otherwise example.in (Website Loads Fine) www.example.in ...
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Nginx error 400 through Cloudflare

I recently added my site to Cloudflare and all of my subdomains like portainer and my file server are working however my main domain that points to my Nginx server returns "error 400 bad request ...
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Cache control headers vs using CDNs: What's the difference?

We want to implement caching to speed up the website performance. What would be beneficial in this case - using CDN or Cache control HTTP headers?
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Email from my Cloudflare server always go to spam folder of my recipient, how will I fix this?

All my emails are sent to spam folder of my recipients. I already set up SPF, DKIM, and DMARC on my cloudflare, however, still it didn't make any difference. Is there any alternative way to resolved ...
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Should I worry about exposing my server's IP address?

I currently use Cloudflare for DNS, and they advertise that they will hide the IP address of my server if I proxy through them. Should I worry about this since the IP points to a dedicated server (not ...
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Is it possible to redirect Cloudflare's pages url to the main domain (from someurl.pages.dev to someurl.com)?

Is it possible to redirect example.pages.dev to example.com using Cloudflare's DNS dashboard or pages? So basically what I want is if someone visits example.pages.dev, the person should be redirected ...
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Cloudflare "can't provide a secure connection" to subdomain with www prefix

I have connected my site to the Cloudflare through A DNS record and CNAME too. For example: A domain.com 109.106.***.** Proxied Auto CNAME www domain.com Proxied Auto The site works very fine at all,...
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Why is my naked domain in blogger redirecting to discord.com and not to my www-domain?

The problem is that I added my custom domain name in blogger like google mentioned I added 4 "A" records and 2 "CNAME" but in the end I can't access my website through the naked ...
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503 Service Temporarily Unavailable nginx [closed]

how to fix this issues: when i use www.dbahack.com it show me this message "503 Service Temporarily Unavailable nginx" here is my DNS from cloudflare: [![enter image description here][2]][2]...
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Mask web application ipaddress:port with domain name

I have a node js web application running on static ipaddress with port 4000. I can access my application on the internet successfully using port forwarding in router, now I want to mask my public ...
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Moved NS to CloudFlare error NS_BINDING_ABORTED - Headers missing

I’m configuring CloudFlare for the first time. I have a node.js application running on Digital Ocean providing API's. My Front End react app is hosted with Netlify on a different domain and was ...

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