How to setup Cloudflare on your site

  • CDN — Cloudflare’s content delivery network helps speed up your site by serving your static content from a huge network of global servers. Cloudflare is the most popular free CDN service.
  • SSL — if your site doesn’t already have an SSL certificate, Cloudflare can help you use HTTPS on your site to get the green padlock in visitors’ browsers
  • DNS — Cloudflare is one of the fastest DNS providers, which can speed up your site’s time to first byte (TTFB)
  • DDoS protection — Cloudflare can help you protect against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. It can also help you just generally filter out malicious traffic
  • Other performance benefits — Cloudflare can help you minify your code, enable Brotli compression, and implement other performance best practices

1. Cloudflare setup

2. Waiting!

  • If you see a black text with your domain in the second line, you’re done!
  • If you see a 404 Not found error, a ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR, or any other result, wait a little bit more. DNS propagation can take up to 24 hours.
  • If you see a ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS, you just need to change a setting in your Cloudflare dashboard. Follow this short guide to fix it.

3. Next steps

  1. Sign up to Octauthent
  2. Create a new site, choose one or multiple user/password combos
  3. Go the install tab and follow the instructions

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