Activate Your Site

Begin routing traffic through Cloudflare’s global network

Don’t have a Cloudflare account set up yet? To get up and running, follow these steps.

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Create a Cloudflare account and add a website
Cloudflare account sign-up takes less than five minutes. To get started, sign up for an account and add your first website.
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Confirm your nameserver change
Next, update the nameservers at your domain registrar to activate Cloudflare.
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Recommended Actions:

Ensure successful interaction between your origin web server, third-party services, and Cloudflare.

Whitelist Cloudflare IP addresses
After confirming your nameserver change, we recommend whitelisting Cloudflare IP addresses.
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Whitelist third-party services
Finally, we recommend utilizing IP Access Rules to restrict, challenge, or whitelist traffic to your site.
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Ready to speed up your site?

Continue to performance setup

Helpful Resources

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Resolve the most common issues and questions when adding a new domain to Cloudflare.
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