Blogger is one of the most popular blogging platforms for both personal and professional blogs, and Cloudflare is a trusted and highly popular Content Delivery Network (CDN) that everyone has probably heard of.
|How to add Domain to Blogger using CloudFlare|
In this article, I will show you how to use a domain name via Cloudflare for blogger easily.
Before entering the article, let's learn some more about Cloudflare.
What is Cloudflare?
|Cloudflare in Blogger|
Cloudflare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) consisting of hundreds of data centers located in more than 100 countries. Founded by Matthew Prince in 2009, Cloudflare has grown to handle 5 to 10% of traffic..
How does Cloudflare work?
A CDN like Cloudflare uses a process called caching. Caching is where data is stored that is checked regularly for faster retrieval.
Cloudflare will check your website regularly to keep its cache updated. Cloudflare CDN will then serve that cache to any visitor that requests your site.
The main benefit of using Cloudflare is that visitors around the world will download your website from a location that is physically closer to them, giving them faster load times.
It also means that since some requests are handled entirely by the CDN, your server will be under lower load and more visitors will be able to view your site at the same time.
This acts as another layer of protection against external threats, along with your firewall and other security measures you may have taken.
Cloudflare is known for implementing some of the most powerful filtering techniques on their network, which your website can take advantage of.
Cloudflare is more than just a CDN - they also operate the world's highest performing Domain Name System (DNS) network.
In the default configuration, Cloudflare is set up as your domain name server, so your visitors will enjoy the fast DNS resolution provided by the Cloudflare network.
What are the benefits of Cloudflare?
Cloudflare has a free plan that allows you to try out many of their benefits without paying a fee.
Here are four key benefits of using Cloudflare:
- Protection against malicious traffic
- Reduce latency
- Reduce server load
- Generic SSL Certificate
How To Set Up Domains Via Cloudflare For Blogger
To set up a domain name via Cloudflare for blogger, please do the following.
1. Sign up for a Cloudflare account
Go to Cloudflare.com and sign up with your e-mail address.
2. Add your website address
|Adding Blogger Domain to CloudFlare|
Enter your friend's domain name and wait for it to load.
3. Choose your package
|Select Plan in CloudFlare to add Domain|
Cloudflare will ask you to choose a plan for your Cloudflare account. If you have the money, choose the paid plan, but I think the free plan already has the necessary features. After selecting the package, press continue.
Wait a while for Cloudflare to scan your domain's DNS, which will then be automatically added in your Cloudflare configuration.
|DNS Management CloudFlare|
Currently I do not have any DNS, you press Contiue to skip this step, I will guide you to add CNAME and IP of Blogger later.
4. Change your NameServers to NameServers Cloudflare
To change your NameServers to Cloudflare's NameServers, go to your domain management.
Here is an example. (Picture)
|Domain NameServers management|
Then delete the old Nameservers and replace them with Cloudflare's Nameservers
5. Add domain to Blogger and configure CNAME
To this step, please visit the article How to Add a Domain Name to Blogger Update 2021 and follow the instructions.
Note: You must use your own domain name because Cloudflare does not support domain.blogspot.com.
Fix Error Enable HTTPS For Blogger When Pointing to Cloudflare
After adding a domain name for blogger via Cloudflare, many of you will have problems with enabling HTTPS (SSL), so I will also show you how to fix the error.
There will be 2 ways:
Method 1: Turn off Cloudflare's DNS
1. Please log in to Cloudflare, switch to the DNS tab.
2. Click Edit and turn off DNS by clicking on the yellow cloud icon so it turns gray.
|Adding CloudFlare DNS|
3. Click Save, the other CNAMEs and IPs do the same.
4. Go to Blogger.com and enable HTTPS for your blog in Settings.
Method 2. Disable Blogger's SSL and use Cloudflare's SSL
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1. Go to Blogger.com and disable HTTPS in Settings.
2. Sign in to Cloudflare and switch to the SSL/TLS tab.
3. Choose Flexible.
|SSL setup in Blogger|
4. Still there select the Edge Certificates sub tab, scroll down and enable Alway Use HTTPS.
|Edge Certificate - CloudFlare|
5. Switch to the DNS tab and enable Proxy in the Proxy Status section
|DNS Tab Proxy Edit|
Note: In this way, in the DNS section the clouds are yellow.
So I showed you how to use cloudflare to add a domain name for blogger.
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