How to enable CloudFlare

Important!Please note that CloudFlare network is only used when the website is accessed WITH WWW. To use the CDN service fully and to always have your website served from the closest location to your visitors you need to reconfigure your website to redirect to WWW URLs.

For more information, check out these detailed reconfiguration instructions.

To enable CloudFlare CDN for your domain name, first you need to login to cPanel. You can access it through http://yourdomain.com/cpanel.

Once you login, find the Domains section and click on the CloudFlare icon.

On the next page, you will find a brief information on CloudFlare and an useful comparison table that shows you the main features of the two available plans - the Free CloudFlare CDN Service and CloudFlare Plus.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will first select to enable the Free version of the service.

After that we will upgrade it to CloudFlare Plus.

To do this, scroll down to the list of domains in your account that you can use CloudFlare with and click on the Activate Free button next to it.

On the next step, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address. It is required by CloudFlare to complete the service activation.

That's it. The activation of CloudFlare CDN is now complete! Your visitors will now load your site from the nearest geographic location next to them!

Note, that if you want, you can directly enable the advanced version of CloudFlare CDN named CloudFlare Plus.

To do this, click on the Activate PLUS button and follow the instructions on the screens. Note that you can always upgrade from the free version to CloudFlare plus.