Cloudflare is a global network providing security and performance enhancements for the millions of websites within its network. It provides "instant-on" SSL encryption, protection against DDoS attacks, website performance enhancements, and more.
Syngency recommends that all hosted agency websites use Cloudflare, to take full advantage of these features.
Note: This won't affect your current email, FTP, or associated services at all. Cloudflare copies your existing DNS template exactly, so there is no disruption.
Switching is easy to do, and takes just a few minutes:
- Contact Syngency Support via Intercom, to have Cloudflare enabled for your primary domain. Please await verification on this before proceeding with the next steps.
- Locate the DNS settings in the control panel of your current domain host (the company you originally registered your domain with).
This could be GoDaddy, Namecheap, BlueHost, or any number of other registrars. If you're not sure who you use for this, let us know and we can help you find out.
- Find the nameserver settings for the domain you're using for your site.
- Change the existing nameservers (usually starting with
ns2) to the following Cloudfront nameservers:
Changes can take up to 24 hours to propagate through the Internet. Once this is complete, Cloudflare's SSL, security, and performance features will be active for your website.
You will see the familiar "lock" icon next to your website address in your browser's location bar:
And if you click on the certificate information, you'll see the Cloudflare certificate is now active for your site: