Learn to set up your Cloudflare account and activate your domain by watching short video tutorials.
Getting started with Cloudflare is a multi-step process. The following video tutorials guide you through the onboarding process and highlight some best practices.
Add a domain to Cloudflare
When you create a new Cloudflare account, part of the process includes adding a new domain.
Change domain nameservers to Cloudflare
To use Cloudflare as your authoritative DNS provider, you must update the nameservers at your domain registrar so that your web traffic routes through the Cloudflare network. This video explains how to change your nameservers at your domain registrar when adding your website to Cloudflare.
Add MX records to Cloudflare
Adding DNS records to Cloudflare is required during the onboarding process. Cloudflare DNS only proxies HTTP traffic, so MX records can’t be proxied through our network.
For more guidance, refer to DNS email records.
Cloudflare creates features that improve your site performance. This video describes key performance-enhancing features, including Auto-Minify, Brotli, Polish, and WebP.
Cloudflare offers many solutions to encrypt web traffic. This video describes the basics of HTTP and HTTPs, and demonstrates how to secure and protect your site using the Cloudflare SSL/TLS tab.