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One of the most common questions a Solution Architect receives that has only increased over the years is, what is Zero Trust security? This article sets out to answer this and another critical question, why is Zero Trust important in today's interconnected world?

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Full Cloudflare Website Integration

In this article, we will discuss how to set up our domain in a full Cloudflare configuration. This will allow us to take full advantage of their many DNS features, increased speed, Railgun options, and other amazing features that full domain integration allows. 

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We have collected some of the most common questions that customers ask about our Managed WordPress Hosting platform and housed them in one place.

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Getting Started With CloudFlare™

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Getting Started With CloudFlare™

Pre-Flight Check

  • This article assumes that you have already set up CloudFlare and added your domain.
  • We’ll be adding DNS records in Liquid Web’s Manage dashboard. If your site isn’t using Liquid Web’s nameservers, you’ll need to make changes at your registrar or DNS provider.
  • We’ll be using cPanel to set up an .htaccess redirect. If you don’t have access to cPanel, you will need to edit your .htaccess file directly; if you’re using a web server other than Apache (such as Nginx or IIS), you’ll need to set up the redirect manually. You can find tips for doing so in the bonus content section of this article.
Note: If your site’s DNS records are managed by CloudFlare or any other external source, our Heroic Support® team can provide the records you will need to add there to configure CloudFlare, but we will not be able to access your DNS records themselves.

Step #1: Get Your CloudFlare DNS Settings

  • Once your site has been added to CloudFlare via Manage, select Domains from the left menu, click on the CloudFlare tab and click the [+] button next to your domain name to expand the CloudFlare dashboard.
  • Now click on the DNS Settings link near the bottom-right corner to view your settings.View DNS Settings in the CloudFlare dashboard
  • The popup window will show you the specific changes you’ll need to make for your site:CloudFlare DNS settings popupSpecifically, you’ll need to:
    • Add an .htaccess redirect to ensure all traffic to your site uses the “www” subdomain.
    • Add a CNAME record for the subdomain “cf-landing.yourdomainname.com”.
    • Change your CNAME record for the “www” subdomain to point to “www.yourdomain.com.cdn.cloudflare.net”.

Step #2: Redirect Traffic to Your ‘www’ Subdomain

If you have access to cPanel, setting up the redirect is a simple process using the method detailed below. If you don’t have access to cPanel, though, you’ll need to set up the redirect manually. You can find tips for doing so in the bonus content section of this article.

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How To Configure Your Server to Log Real Visitor IPs

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Category: Tutorials | Tags: cdn, Cloudflare
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Getting Started With CloudFlare™
III. How To Configure Apache to Log Real Visitor IPs

Because CloudFlare acts as a proxy, all visits to your website and web applications will, by default, be logged as originating from a CloudFlare IP address — not the visitor’s actual IP address. However, the Apache module mod_cloudflare can be used to ensure that visitors’ actual IP addresses are logged and displayed. We recommend that you activate mod_cloudflare as outlined in this article to accurately log website visitor IP addresses and prevent unwanted behavior. Without this step, your server’s firewall could block CloudFlare’s IP addresses, making your site inaccessible. If you need to check whether the module is already enabled or need assistance installing it, please open a ticket and Heroic Support® will be happy to help.

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How To Add Cloudflare to Your Website

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Getting Started With Cloudflare™

Pre-Flight Check

  • This article covers adding Cloudflare through your Liquid Web account and enabling it for a site you host here.
  • In this example, we'll be setting up a new Cloudflare account for an existing domain that will continue to use its current nameservers.
  • Please note that to accurately log website visitor IP addresses and prevent unwanted behavior, we recommend that you activate the mod_cloudflare module on your server as detailed in Part III: How To Configure Your Server to Log Real Visitor IPs. Without this, your server's firewall may block Cloudflare's IP addresses, making your site inaccessible. If you need to check whether the module is already enabled or need assistance installing it, please open a ticket and Heroic Support® will be happy to help.

Step #1: Add Cloudflare to Your Account

In your Manage interface, click on Domains in the left menu and select the Cloudflare tab.

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