Configuring CloudFlare on GoDaddy
1. Create your free account on CloudFlare.
2. Add a domain to your CloudFlare account.
3. CloudFlare will scan your records. After 60 seconds, CloudFlare will prompt you to enter the missing DNS records. Click ‘Continue Setup.’
4. Login to your GoDaddy dashboard and click on cPanel > Advanced DNS Zone Editor.
5. Locate the information CloudFlare needs (varies per installation) and update it in your CloudFlare account. Click “I’ve added all missing records, continue.”
6. Choose your price plan (I chose free!).
7. Cloudflare will assign you two nameservers. Go back into your cPanel and update your GoDaddy nameservers with the ones that CloudFlare provides you with.
8. Wait 24 hours for the nameservers to propagate. That’s it!
After they’re done propagating, you should see something similar to the following:
I highly suggest taking the next few steps to ensure that the IP addresses of your visitors get tracked correctly, or else all your traffic will have CloudFlare’s IP address.
9. Install the CloudFlare CDN plugin to your WordPress dashboard.
10. Go to Plugins > CloudFlare.
11. Enter in your CloudFlare API key and the e-mail address you used to create your CloudFlare account.
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