Cloudflare was created in 2009. Its goal was to protect websites against security threats without compromising its performance. They experimented with different methods to reduce system latency, including adding effective and advanced caching system. To benefit from all the features of this CDN that include security, speed, and accessibility across multiple servers worldwide, all you have to do is set up your nameservers to Cloudflare.
Cloudflare acts as a middle man between a client and a server. Through the use of a reverse proxy, it can cache the website and deliver it to the server closest to your visitors. As a result, the loading time is optimized.
This design also filters malicious content. Indeed, by settling between the hosting server and the client, it can detect it can intercept denial-of-service attacks, hijack them, and suppress bot traffic and all the malicious traffic that you can think of.
This article will explain how to configure your name servers with the CDN for Cloudflare DNS management with your web hosting.
Configure your name servers for the Cloudflare CDN
Log in to your Cloudflare space and click on “Add Site” to add a new website.
Indicate the domain name concerned by the configuration and click on the “Add Site” button.
Now simply Click on “Next” to move to the next step.
Choose the formula that suits your needs. Cloudflare formulas start at 0 dollars per month.
Click on “Confirm” to validate your choices.
Check the records offered by Cloudflare. At this stage, you can add or delete some DNS records as needed. The orange cloud behind each zone makes the Zone active or inactive on Cloudflare. If your configuration seems correct, click “Continue” to proceed to the next step.
Cloudflare will send you two DNS servers so that you can modify the name servers on the domain concerned.
In order to change the name servers to point your domain to Cloudflare, log in to your Hosting client area, click “Domain and Hosting“. Then click on “Domain Management” and then on “DNS Servers“. And specify the name servers that Cloudflare provides.
Finally click on the “Recheck Now” button to check the DNS servers of your domain names. Verification can take up to 1 hour. The propagation of DNS Servers can take up to 24 hours.
You are now able to configure name servers for the Cloudflare CDN with the Webhosting. Cloudflare speeds up and secures your website. You can adjust the security profile on Cloudflare by adjusting certain values. You can also activate SSL in a few clicks. You can also add or edit Cloudflare Zones at any time.