How do I activate CloudFlare for my hosting account?

Getting started is super easy. You can activate Cloudflare on your account by following the steps below:

1) Login in your cPanel and click on the CloudFlare icon.
2) If it is the first time you are enabling CloudFlare, it will ask you to signup creating a user and password. If you already signed up before, then simply use your CloudFlare credentials to log in.To signup, simply fill out your email and a password, and tick the checkbox to accept the CloudFlare's Terms and Conditions. Then click on the Signup button.
3) The system will create your CloudFlare account and link to it. You can manage your CloudFlare account directly through your hosting account cPanel or directly at the CloudFlare site using the credentials you have created in the previous step.
4) Click on the Domains icon and select the domain where you wish to activate CloudFlare. Once selected click in the "Provision domain with CNAME setup" button. Once the CloudFlare system is active in your domain you will see the Active status.
5) Also, you will see the cloud icon in orange (which means active) for your domain name entries.
6) If you wish to activate any other subdomain entry to go through the CloudFlare network, simply click on the grey cloud icon for that subdomain.

Since CloudFlare changes the CNAME record of the www subdomain only, you will also need to redirect traffic from mysite.com to www.mysite.com

 If you are using .htaccess to do redirections, here is how you implement a redirect:


   `RewriteEngine On
   RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mysite.com$ [NC]
   RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^80$
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [R=301,L]` 

We are pleased to offer you the CloudFlare service for FREE. There is no commitment. Turning CloudFlare on and off takes about two clicks of the mouse, so feel free to try it out. We think you’ll like it.

Feel free to send a mail to support@whogohost.com if you have any issues with this.

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