Cloudflare HTTPS and WAF Update
Since we launched our integration with Cloudflare in 2012 we have seen thousands of our customers benefit from its CDN and the site security functionalities. Today we are happy to announce two improvements in the Cloudflare packages we provide. First, the SSL is now supported in the free plan of the service. Second, we have included a very cool security feature – the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, in our Plus plan.
Free SSL support is now available in all plans
This has been the most requested feature by our Cloudflare users over the last year. We have been working actively to increase the SSL usage on our servers during the last months. That is why we are very happy to provide the SSL support in our free Cloudflare plan. Now any customer of SiteGround can use both a SSL certificate and Cloudflare without additional charge. You only need to switch on the SSL option in our Cloudflare interface.
We recommend setting the SSL support to Flexible if you do not have SSL certificate issued for your domain, or to Full Strict if you have a SSL certificate issued. To learn more about the differences of the SSL settings you can refer to our Cloudflare tutorial.
Cloudflare WAF is now part of our Cloudflare Plus plan
You can switch on the WAF through your cPanel. To learn more about its settings visit our CloudFlare tutorial.