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Do I need to change my nameservers to use CloudFlare?
Posted by Ahman donk on 29 April 2015 01:06 PM

When you change your domain's nameservers to CloudFlare nameservers, you make CloudFlare your DNS provider while keeping your current hosting provider and registrar the same. CloudFlare is then able to route potentially malicious traffic away from your site before it reaches your server.

If You Signed Up via cPanel

If you signed up for CloudFlare through cPanel, you should not change your nameservers.

If You Signed Up Via CloudFlare's Website

If you signed up for CloudFlare through the CloudFlare website, you must change your nameservers. From that point, any change that would typically be made to DNS through cPanel will need to be made in the management portal of your CloudFlare account instead.

This method is only recommended for advanced users who cannot make the redirections that basic mode demands. If you attempt to add a domain via advanced mode, you will not be able to add the domain via basic mode until you remove it from the CloudFlare dashboard.

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