How to point a domain to Cloudflare with Managed WordPress

If you are a Managed WordPress customer with Cloudflare, you need to point your domain to Cloudflare. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your HostPapa Dashboard

  2. Click on My WordPress to access your Managed WordPress control panel.

    How to access the Managed WordPress Dashboard

  3. Under Site Information, locate your CDN site URL (e.g. eisp8ck5xl.wpdns.site):

    How to point a domain to Managed WordPress with GoDaddy

  4. Log in to your Cloudflare Account.

  5. Click the domain you wish to change DNS for.

    How to point a domain to Cloudflare with Managed WordPress

  6. Now you’ll need to create/edit two CNAME DNS records for your domain:

For root domain or APEX “@”:

How to point a domain to Cloudflare with Managed WordPress root domain

For www subdomain:

How to point a subdomain to Cloudflare with Managed WordPress

Note: Do not enable proxying on these records. You will want them to be DNS ONLY (“gray clouded”), so they do not go through Cloudfare’s proxy.

That’s it! Great job! Your website is now pointed to your Managed WordPress platform.

If you need help with your HostPapa account, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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