How do I add a subdomain to my site?

  1. Log into your Cloudflare account.
  2. From the dropdown menu on the top left, select the domain.
  3.  Select the DNS icon.
  4. Select the record type from the record type drop-down on the left-hand side. A subdomain will either be an A or CNAME record type.  
  5. Enter the record name and value.
  6. Click Add to finish adding the record.

Should I orange-cloud my subdomain?

Only A and CNAME records that handle web traffic (HTTP and HTTPs) can be proxied by Cloudflare. All other entries (mail, ftp, etc.) should be toggled to a grey cloud.

A grey cloud means that traffic is not passing through the Cloudflare network. If you are seeing errors with the new DNS record, it's likely the hosting provider is not allowing a proxy or the virtual host name is not properly setup. You should contact your host provider for technical support.

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