Learn the methods of contacting Cloudflare and their purpose.
Before contacting Cloudflare support, understand what information to provide to Cloudflare:
- First review our guidelines before contacting Cloudflare support, and
- Learn how to provide adequate details within your inquiry.
Finally, choose a method of contacting support corresponding to your plan type and whether you have general questions or are experiencing issues.
Guidelines for contacting Cloudflare support
Cloudflare support responds to every ticket received, in priority order:
Cloudflare Support cannot perform the following actions:
- Make configuration or account changes on a customer’s behalf,
- Provide sensitive account info over the phone, or
- Troubleshoot or answer questions about domains not associated with the Cloudflare account email address used to contact support.
Providing adequate ticket details
If you are filing a support ticket about errors or are requesting troubleshooting assistance, provide details to avoid delayed response:
- Your domain name
- Site URLs that demonstrate the issue
- Specific error messages observed
- A screenshot of the errors
- Whether the issue occurs when temporarily bypassing Cloudflare
- Any Cloudflare Ray IDs that appear in the error page
- Specific improper behaviours observed (i.e. Site content doesn’t render properly)
- Stepwise instructions on how to reproduce the issue
- If the issue occurs behind a login page, provide temporary test credentials
- Relevant logs from your origin web server
- A HAR file captured while demonstrating the issue
Methods of contacting Cloudflare support
There are several methods of contacting Cloudflare support and each is suited to a particular purpose:
- Community - Get help with general questions and basic troubleshooting
- Support Ticket - Troubleshoot issues or errors.
- Chat - Ask general questions. Not useful for live troubleshooting.
- Emergency Phone - Report emergencies, such as site outages or DDOS attacks.
The availability of each support method also depends on plan type as outlined in the table below:
Community members work around the clock to respond to customer inquiries. Due to support ticket volume, Free customers find community responses faster when compared to filing support tickets. Customers can find many useful community tips for resolving common customer issues.
All Cloudflare customers can correspond with Cloudflare support via support ticket. Response times depend on plan type and customers on Free plans typically receive faster responses through the Cloudflare community.
File a support ticket via the following steps:
- Browse to https://dash.cloudflare.com/redirect?account=support.
- Enter the email and password for your Cloudflare account.
- Select the appropriate account requiring assistance.
- The Are you experiencing a problem with Cloudflare? window appears.
- Click Get more help in the Get additional help section.
- Select the domains having issues.
- Enter a one sentence summary of the issue and click Next.
- Cloudflare checks your domain for configuration issues and provides a summary of identified issues relating to your inquiry.
- Review the diagnostics information and click Next if your issue remains unresolved.
- Enter full details of your inquiry or issue in the Description. To ensure your troubleshooting request is not delayed, provide adequate details in the Description.
- Click Send.
To view all of your open support tickets:
- Log in to your Cloudflare account.
- Select Help Center from Support dropdown.
- Click Sign In if it appears in the top-right corner; otherwise, click on your name or profile picture.
- Click My Activities & Requests.
Support via chat is available to Business and Enterprise customers. Chat is a great format for asking specific questions but not for live troubleshooting. To start a chat session, click the Help icon in the bottom right of your Cloudflare dashboard.
Cloudflare provides emergency phone support to Enterprise customers. Phone support is only recommended for emergencies such as websites that are offline or under attack.