Cloudflare’s CDN enhances content availability by caching website data across a global network, delivering it from the server closest to each user’s location.
1. Go to Cloudflare and click the Sign up button
2. Enter your email address, create a password and click the Sign Up button
3. Click on the add a website or application button
4. Type in your domain name in the Enter domain name field and click the Continue button
5. Choose a plan. You can choose the Free plan and click the Continue button
6. Wait for Cloudflare to scan your domain’s existing DNS records; this can take a few seconds, then click the Continue button
7. On the Change your nameservers step, Cloudflare will provide you with two nameservers under the 3) Update your nameservers section, keep your page open here and open a new browser window
8. Go to your domain name registrar and delete the current nameserver records and put in the Your assigned Cloudflare nameservers: from your Cloudflare screen – if your domain name is registered on your Skystra portal use this guide
IMPORTANT: It can take up to 24 hours to process nameserver changes. Cloudflare will email you when your domain name is active on Cloudflare.
9. Once you’ve updated your domain name nameservers at your registrar, return to Cloudflare and click on the Continue button
10. On the next page, you have a Quick Start Guide you can follow if you’d like, however to continue to your main Cloudflare dashboard, click on Finish Later
⚠️ IMPORTANT: If you are using email through your Skystra hosting service, you must complete the steps in this guide:
Update your domain name mail record at Cloudflare
If you do not complete this step, your email will not work.