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Cloudflare CDN + Godaddy Grow Business hosting

Hi, I am currently in the market for a CDN and through research have found Cloudflare to be a good starter option. However, I have also noticed that it wants to redirect DNS and other data that Godaddy currently manages. Before I make any changes I wanted to reach out and see if I should move forward? Does Cloudflare play well with Godaddy's business subscription? Is there a better CDN that works with Godaddy rather than competes with it? I want to make it as simple as possible to avoid any huge issues with site functionality or troubleshooting in the future while incorporating a CDN for all of my media. Let me know.

 

Best,

Jeff

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PL281
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@RMConnection 

 

Generally speaking you should be fine - The reason that the DNS routes through cloudflare is their CDN / Caching requires the traffic to "proxy" through their servers

 

The only thing I've run into is sometimes you need to configure cloudflare to not cache specific pages in WordPress

 

But otherwise you should be fine.

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Mustachkian
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@RMConnection ,

 

You are good to go. Cloudflare is an excellent choice for starters. Actually, it's the only service that offers so much options for free.

 

Regarding what you should and what you shouldn't proxy through them, I can tell you for sure NOT to proxy your MX records with them. Everything else, you can, or you can easily turn the proxy ON and OFF in Cluodflare's Dashboard. You'll see that little orange cloud, which means the proxy is turned on. If the cloud is grey, means it's off.

 

Good luck!

 

Regards,

Mustachkian

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PL281
Super User II

@RMConnection 

 

Generally speaking you should be fine - The reason that the DNS routes through cloudflare is their CDN / Caching requires the traffic to "proxy" through their servers

 

The only thing I've run into is sometimes you need to configure cloudflare to not cache specific pages in WordPress

 

But otherwise you should be fine.

I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
* Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

Once your issue is resolved,
please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

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Mustachkian
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@RMConnection ,

 

You are good to go. Cloudflare is an excellent choice for starters. Actually, it's the only service that offers so much options for free.

 

Regarding what you should and what you shouldn't proxy through them, I can tell you for sure NOT to proxy your MX records with them. Everything else, you can, or you can easily turn the proxy ON and OFF in Cluodflare's Dashboard. You'll see that little orange cloud, which means the proxy is turned on. If the cloud is grey, means it's off.

 

Good luck!

 

Regards,

Mustachkian

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