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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 ...
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How can I resolve above-the-fold content rendering for CSS files if I'm using Cloudflare?

I've been wanting to learn how to increase my page loads when site building and when researching I learned about Google's PageSpeed Insights. After testing my site, I realized that Google is scoring ...
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Propagation of NS records specified in Cloudflare

I own a domain, example.com. At my registrar, the NS records of my domain point to xxx.ns.cloudflare.com and yyy.ns.cloudflare.com. Now I would suppose that when I add NS records on Cloudflare (in the ...
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How do I add web host's SSL to Cloudflare?

I'm stuck with this one and I've searched under Cloudflare's documentation and under Cloudflare SSL however I am unable to come up with resolution to my problem. Problem: Purchased a Domain ...
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DNS config for server host and cloudflare

Ok so I have my registrar, webhost and cloudflare, now my domain currently points to my host and I want to add cloudflare, and none of this is making sense because my host says they don't support ...
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Untrusted Cloudflare SSL Certificate

I'm just dipping my toes into the water with SSL certificates and figured I'd try Cloudflare's free offering... I'm trying to secure a sub-domain that hosts map tiles locally within the country for ...
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Is it possible to have CloudFlare cache static files, but only serve them to specific users?

I want to use CloudFlare as a CDN to cache and serve a static file in order to reduce the load on my server, however, the catch is that I only want this file to be served to paid users since it's an ...
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Which HTTP/HTTPS www/no-www versions should be registered in Search Console when using Cloudflare Flexible SSL [duplicate]

I have a question about the use of Cloudflare Flexible SSL and the settings in Google Search Console. Say I use Flexible SSL on my website example.com. I have wrote a redirect from http to https in ...
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CloudFlare SSL certificate is a good solution?

I need to put an SSL certificate on a website in wordpress. It does not store any confidential information. I just want to gain some advantage in google ranking. I have a free account on cloudflare. ...
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Double redirect - implications on performance and cost

I recently setup an AWS S3 account and hosted a static site there. I've setup one bucket for the 'www.example.com' and one for the apex domain 'example.com'. The 'www.example.com' bucket redirects to ...
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My Site Still Caches Its First Homepage from 6 Months Ago

I use W3 Total Cache and CloudFlare (free-tier) as my CDN. For whatever reason, my WordPress site still caches the first version of its "Front Page" (not a posts page) for new user sessions, across ...
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Why is my server response time slow even with cloudflare?

I've had a website for a while and I'm using the free Cloudflare CDN. My host is a fairly cheap shared one. I noticed that my website feels a bit slow when it is first loaded. I ran a Google ...
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How to change the CloudFlare's DNS server address?

How can I change the CloudFlare's DNS servers address and use another one? I simply don't like the random word in one of the two addresses.
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How to host a subdomain with a different web host and add to Cloudflare?

I have a website example.extension hosted with a US web hosting company. The domain is registered with GoDaddy, and uses name servers from the US web hosting company. I wish to have a sub-domain ...
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Can CloudFlare use different origins based on path pattern?

I'm trying to switch from AWS CloudFront to CloudFlare. Currently, my web site is hosted on EC2 and my large static files are placed in S3 separately. CloudFront let me serve the web pages and the ...
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Completely cached by Cloudflare Wordpress redirect to HTTPS

I have a WordPress (WP) install that is located on a shared hosting package that uses Apache in the root of the domain (not a subfolder or subdomain) with no SSL certificate (not even self-signed). I'...
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Configure 3 domains in CloudFlare, with 2 redirecting to the first one, for a wordpress installation in openshift

My friend has 3 domains: example.com example.com.cc example.com.co The website is hosted at OpenShift and it's already redirecting example.com to it (using the guide in this answer). So far, so good....
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Redirect subdomain http:// to https:// - too many redirects

I'm trying to redirect http://sub.domain.com to https://sub.domain.com. I have turned the web upside down trying every .htaccess and PHP script out there, and all of them give me the "Too Many ...
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How to setup CloudFlare Origin CA with a wordpress server hosted on Amazon AWS?

Many might know that recently CloudFlare introduced something really amazing for everyone with a domain: CloudFlare Origin CA. I have a WordPress website hosted on Amazon AWS, and what I initially ...
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What IP to use for a WHM/Cpanel site through Cloudflare for email fields?

I am using a cloud server to host my site with WHM/CPanel. Everything else is going great and I am proud of how well my site is working. Except nobody can sign up themselves because the email isn't ...
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DNS entry to redirect constant url to changing directory name

I have static content that is regularly updated that I'd like to maintain 100% up-time for when switching over to new content. Ideally I'd like to provide a single url such as: static.mydomain.com/...
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Cloudflare SSL with Godaddy domain

I transferred my site's nameservers to cloudflare in order to get SSL, but it isn't working. At first I got the error: 526, but then I changed the setting from Full SSL (strict) to just Full SSL. Once ...
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Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
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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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Subdomain showing incorrect content when going through HTTPS

I have a domain on my server called example.com and I set up a subdomain called links.example.com. Whenever I go to links.example.com, the domain is pointing to the same directory, even though in the ...
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How do I ensure that I redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS?

I use CloudFlare for DNS for a variety of sites. I am using all three free Page Rules for custom caching, and I am trying to avoid upgrading to their Pro service to use Page Rules to force HTTPS. I ...
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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: "\xddG@\xdd\"\xb8\xbf\"\x8f\x80\...
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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: //cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/3.3.6/css/...
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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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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 wondering,...
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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)?