Subdomains that should not be enabled with Cloudflare

Subdomains that have been Cloudflare-enabled are marked with an orange cloud. Subdomains that are not Cloudflare-enabled are marked with a grey cloud.

The Cloudflare network can only proxy web traffic over ports 80 and 443. The following subdomains should be marked with a gray cloud to prevent performance issues:

  • cpanel

  • direct

  • ftp


  • mail and webmail

  • mysql

  • nameservers (NS1, NS2)

  • secure* (unless you enable Cloudflare SSL)

View the full list of subdomains that should not be enabled with Cloudflare here:

What does the orange / grey cloud mean in my CloudFlare dashboard? Which domains should have a grey cloud?


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