Cloudflare is a widely used service that provides security and performance features to websites. It acts as an intermediary between you (the user) and the website in question. When you click on the branded domain, you will be redirected to one of Cloudflare's servers and not the actual website's servers. It reduces website loading time, checks users who submit requests to the website, and provides website access permissions, thus making the websites faster and more secure.
To ensure top-level security for your domain, add it to Cloudflare.
Capsulink and CloudFlare: Optimize DNS for CloudFlare managed domains
To configure your DNS for your Capsulink account, follow these steps:
- Sign up for CloudFlare and follow their domain wizard. Add your domain in the wizard and select a CloudFlare plan (the free one is a valid option).
- Cloudflare will communicate two of the name servers to configure on your current domain control panel. Access the panel of your domain registrar and update nameservers accordingly. Please bear in mind, the update of the nameservers may take anywhere from 1-24 hours. You’ll receive an email from CloudFlare when it’s done.
- Confirm your DNS records.
- Add a new or edit an existing record in Cloudflare DNS settings to match these:
Record type: A
- Hostname (or Name): leave it empty or write @ for root
- Point to (or Address/Value): 188.8.131.52
Generally, it may take up to 10 to 30 minutes for a new A record to take effect. Make sure the domain status is proxied. Here’s an example of how it should look:
After you've configured your DNS settings and made sure the correct A records have been created, you can connect your custom domain to your Capsulink account.