How To Create a Cloudflare Account and Add a Website


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Steps on How To Create a Cloudflare Account

Step 1: Go to https://www.cloudflare.com and signup for an account by clicking on the "Sign Up" button.


Step 2: Fill all the required information provided (Example: Your Email Address and Password) >> Check and Agree to Cloudflare's terms and conditions and privacy policy >> Click on Create Account.


Congratulations! You've successfully created a Cloudflare Account.

Steps on How To Add a Website To Cloudflare

Step 1: Log in to your Cloudflare Account.


Step 2: Click on the + Add Site Link (https://www.cloudflare.com/a/add-site).


Step 2: Now, add your site's URL on the space provided >> click on Begin Scan and patiently wait for the scan process to be completed


Step 3: Verify all of your DNS records and click on Continue.


Step 4: Select a Cloudflare Plan >> Choose Free Website and click on Continue.


Step 4: Now, Change your current Nameservers to that of Cloudflare and click on Continue.


Congratulations! You've successfully added your website to Cloudflare.

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[*] Changing Nameservers: This can be done from your domain registrar's dashboard.

[*] DNS Propagation: Allow up to 24 hours for this change to be processed. There will be no downtime when you switch your name servers. Traffic will gracefully roll from your old name servers to the new name servers without interruption. Your site will remain available throughout the switch.


...It may take up to 24 hours after successfully changing name servers for a new SSL certificate pack to be issued for your site. If you need valid SSL certificates in place before sending traffic through Cloudflare, pause Cloudflare for your site by clicking on Advanced to the right and resume when your certificate pack has been issued (Cloud Flare).

Step 5: After the scheduled time, Recheck Nameservers.


Congratulations! Your website now is Active on Cloudflare.


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