Should I use a web host that offers Cloudflare?

Should I use a web host that offers Cloudflare?

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  1. Will247

    Will247 Member

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    I have been shopping for a new web host and I have seen that some offer Cloudflare in their hosting packages and some don't.

    Should I go with a web host that has Cloudflare or does it not matter?
     
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    NOPE.

    Anyone can set up a free cloudflare account.

    Makes no difference who your hosting is.
     
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    It is easier if the cloudflare is installed in your web hosting control panel because you can make changes there without having to log in to cloudflare to make them. If the host does not have it in their control panel then you can still get it free on the cloudflare website. It is not too hard to set it up through cloudflare too but just takes a few minutes more.
     
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    It can make a difference sometime if the web host is a Cloudflare optimized partner. If they are then you can get Cloudflare Railgun for free which would normally cost you $200 per month because it's only included with business and Enterprise level plans.

    If you use a Cloudflare optimized partner then you can get Railgun for free which is worth it for some types of sites.

    Here is more information on Cloudflare Railgun: https://www.cloudflare.com/website-optimization/railgun/

    Here is a Cloudflare Optimized Partner list: https://www.cloudflare.com/partners/view-partners/
     
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    I hear that some web hosts will not allow you to use them but it was from a post made 3 years ago I think. It's not like that now though?
    I have never done anything like that. Is it easy enough for noob's?
    I don't know what that is but I will go check on those links and see if it looks like something I might need. Thanks
     
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    Yes it is easy. All you do is create an account for free and then go to add a website. Then click scan and it tells you what to do. It is just changing your name servers to use theirs and that is it. There is a video also to help tell you more and a help forum.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed answer. This is just something I haven't done yet so it's out of my knowledge area.
     
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    I have setup my website to use cloudflare and it was rather easy I must say. No worries if you have not done this yet because the hardest part is changing the nameservers at your domain registrar and that is very simple.
     
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    Dean Well-Known Member

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    Having a web host with native support for Cloudflare in their control panel like cPanel can make it easier to get it all setup and running but you don't need it if you are only going to be using their basic free plan.

    It's just a matter of if you want make things slightly easier or not.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I wasn't sure because I have not used it before so it is just something new.

    It seems like either way is fairly easy so I guess that it really doesn't matter. Thanks for your help.
     
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    No worries mate. I thought it would be harder myself too but it was easier than you can even think.
     
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    You are welcome my good man. I have many things that I have been learning that I am not familiar with so I understand your point.
     
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    Things that have to do with websites are usually not that easy for technical things and that is why I thought it might be harder.
     
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    Once you try it then you will see how easy it was for next time you need to do it.
     
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    I would just try to get a good web host and worry about that the most and then if they have cloudflare already included then fine bit if not then you can just do it yourself through the cloudflare website.

    Having good web hosting is the most important thing.
     
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    Most of the web hosting sites that I have looked at have all had cloudflare mentioned so I think it's pretty common. The only one I remember seeing that didn't have it was Godaddy but you can still use cloudflare there just not through their control panel probably.
     
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    Good point there and one that I think the same about. I will be doing that for sure.
    I have seen some that have not had it listed in the features but maybe it's there but not listed.