- Go to your Cloudflare account.
- Click the Add site link at the top of the page.
- Enter the domain for your website and then click Begin Scan. It's not necessary to add "www" to the domain. For example, if your website is www.example.com, type example.com.
Note: If your Enterprise account has Multi-User enabled, select the account to add the domain to in the dropdown.
- We will scan your domain's DNS records. This will take approximately 60 seconds to complete. Once the scan has finished, click Continue Setup.
- A list of all the DNS records found is displayed, including your subdomains. In this step, you can decide which subdomains you want to enable Cloudflare () or bypass Cloudflare (). Some records, like MX, never go through Cloudflare (no cloud).
If there are any additional records you'd like to add, you can add them here. After you've reviewed your DNS records, click Process and continue.
- Select a plan that fits your needs and then click Process and continue.
- On the final step, you are given the Cloudflare nameservers for your domain. The Cloudflare nameservers are assigned to your domain and listed on this page. Please write down the Cloudflare nameservers. You can also find your Cloudflare nameservers in your Cloudflare dashboard under Overview.
Optionally, choose the appropriate Performance and Security settings. By default, your Performance settings are set to CDN Only and your Security profile is set to Medium for your domain. You can change your settings at a later time.
Click Process and continue.
- Congratulations! You've successfully created your new Cloudflare account! But you're not done yet! The final step is to update the nameservers for your domain with the Cloudflare nameservers provided in the previous step. Instructions to edit your domain's DNS settings for the most common registrars and DNS providers can be found here.
Note: Please allow up to 72 hours for the nameserver information to propagate. You will receive a confirmation email from Cloudflare when the nameservers update is complete. Your site will not experience any downtime during this period.
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