DNS (Domain Name System) changes domain names into an IP address. DNS records secure the websites to be located with some generation time. It helps to recognize the domain names rather than multiple IP addresses.
There are many DNS records like a record, CNAME, MX Entry, TXT Record, SRV Record, and AAAA record. These DNS records are essential in making your website accessible without any breaks.
In this article we have mapped out some easy steps to set up DNS records into Cloudflare.
Steps to Set up DNS records into Cloudflare:
If you add a domain into Cloudflare, automatic scanning of DNS records will take place and fill the DNS records automatically in the DNS slot.
Follow the easy steps below to add the DNS records manually for your domain.
#Step 1: Log in to your Cloudflare account
#Step 2: Add a domain name into Cloudflare choosing Add Site. If the domain is already added into Cloudflare, choose the appropriate domain name and go to the segment DNS.
#Step 3: Assure that the domain name is accurate.
#Step 4: In the top menu, go to section DNS.
#Step 5: Choose the Add record option to add the DNS records for your website.
#Step 6: Choose the record type and enter the name, value and click Save.
Create a note that the orange cloud icon proxies the traffic by Cloudflare for your DNS records.
The grey cloud icon ensures that the traffic for the DNS record is not proxied to Cloudflare. It shows your original IP address rather than the Cloudflare IP address.
For Ex, A record for your domain can be added as shown in the image above.
#Step 7: Click the Save button after joining every DNS record to save them.
Furthermore, DNS records can be added for all types such as MX records, TXT records, etc.
For reference, you can check and verify the DNS records from the WHM panel.
If Cloudflare named servers are updated in the domain backend, it is secure to add DNS records in the Cloudflare end to make the websites work well.
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