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How to use Cloudflare with a Sparked Host domain and Connect it to cPanel

What is Cloudflare? Cloudflare is a content delivery network and DDoS mitigation company. It primarily acts as a reverse proxy between a website's visitor and the Cloudflare customer's hosting provider.

Let’s find out how to use Cloudflare with a sparked host domain and connect it to cPanel

How to use Cloudflare with a Sparked Host domain and Connect it to cPanel

We first need to sign up for Cloudflare. Click here to visit the Cloudflare website. Once on the website, click “Sign Up” on the top right-hand side corner.

Fill out the signup form. You will need to activate your account by clicking an activation email in your emails.

Once signed up, Click “Add a Site” on the right-hand side.

In this example, we will use Enter the domain into the input box. Once complete, click “Add site”.

Select a plan. Each plan has different advantages. In this example, we will simply be using the “Free” plan. This plan is perfect for small sites or forums.

The DNS Management page will show up. Leave all of the current records as is. This is to ensure that every record is going to transfer over to Cloudflare. Click “Continue”.

It is now time to change the nameservers of the domain. Cloudflare will provide you with the new nameservers. In this case, Cloudflare has provided us with the following nameservers:

To change your nameservers, head over to the management section of your domain in sparked host or your external domain registrar. In this example, we will change our nameservers on sparked host.

Head over to the domain service. On the left-hand side, click “Nameservers”.

Next, Replace “Nameserver 1” and “Nameserver 2” with the new Cloudflare nameservers.



Click “Change Nameservers”

Head back to Cloudflare and click “Done, Check Nameservers”. Note that Registrars can take 24 hours to process nameserver updates. You will receive an email when your site is active on Cloudflare.

Once the nameservers have been added, you should see a success message on the Cloudflare dashboard

Note: This may take some time. Please be patient.

Cloudflare is now protecting your site! You are still able to access your website!

Note: All domain record work has to be done on Cloudflare. You are NOT able to add/edit records on cPanel when using Cloudflare!

If you require any further assistance, please create a ticket here.

Created By: Greg K.

Updated on: 22/12/2022

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