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How to use CNAME with Cloudflare DNS

How to use CNAME with Cloudflare DNS

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a CNAME record in Cloudflare DNS for WP Compress CDN and making sure it is NOT proxied.

Log in to your Cloudflare account and select the domain you want to manage.

Go to the DNS section in the Cloudflare dashboard.

Click the Add Record button.

Select CNAME as the type of record you want to add.

Enter the name of the subdomain you want to create a CNAME for in the Name field.

In the Target field, enter the domain name or hostname that the CNAME should point to.

Set the TTL value to the desired time-to-live for the record (the default is usually fine).

Toggle the orange cloud to turn it gray for the Proxy Status. This will ensure that the CNAME record is not proxied through Cloudflare. It should say DNS Only

Click the Save button to create the CNAME record.

Finally, make sure to toggle the proxy status to OFF - the proxied status below may not work for DNS propagation!

This configuration may work with their DNS and generated SSL, but we would be unable to verify the proxied SSL Status so to avoid issues it's best to leave it off...

So for compatibility, be sure to turn the PROXY off to DNS only!

Updated on: 04/27/2023

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