How to Enable and Manage Cloudflare
Redirecting to WWW Tutorial

Redirecting to WWW Tutorial

Why should you redirect your URLs to www?

To use the CDN service and to always have your website served from the closest location to your visitors your website always has to redirect to WWW URLs. If your website is currently not configured this way we strongly recommend that you reconfigure it.

How to do it automatically?

You can automatically redirect your website to open via www from the Cloudflare tool itself. If you have already enabled Cloudflare you’ll need to deactivate it first. Note that if you’re using Cloudflare Plus, you must not deactivate it as this will cancel the service and you will have to order it again.

To apply the redirect to www, set a check next to “IMPORTANT: Your site will be reconfigured to work through WWW, and traffic to URLs without WWW will be redirected to URLs with WWW.” and click on Activate Free to activate the Cloudflare service.

How to reconfigure manually?

If you are using Cloudflare PLUS, or an application that is not automatically configurable by our tool, you can configure your website manually to always redirect its visitors to URLs with www and thus always be served through the Cloudflare network. For more information on how to do that, you can check our article on How to redirect non-www URLs to www.

Additionally, some applications like WordPress, Magento, Prestashop, etc. need an additional configuration. For more information on specific apps, check out these tutorial pages:

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