This post is similar to one I have seen in the forum but not quite.
I have a root domain which already uses ClourFlare CDN (This works great). I created a new subdomain in the origin server where I have different content. I want to use this subdomain as well to use the CDN. My DNS is completely managed by CloudFlare and I think I might not have configured the DNS for the subdomain right because the subdomain is just hitting the origin server directly. Are there any instructions on how to setup a subdomain to use the CDN?
Here is my DNS setup (domain name used is just an example).
myrootsite.com (Uses CDN by CloudFlare - Works like a charm!!)
app.myrootsite.com I made the following DNS entries
A — ns1.app — origin IP address – Proxied
A — ns2.app — origin IP address – Proxied
NS — app — ns1.app.myrootsite.com – DNS Only
NS — app — ns2.app.myrootsite.com – DNS Only
^^ Am I doing this incorrectly? Because, when I use GTMetrix or check the SSL certs, everything appears to be the origin server.
Thanks in advance!
That is just an example that I gave of how it is setup.
If subdomains are proxied through the CF network, they are not configurable, except for special settings that you can find in “Caching” and " Firewall"
@asobase Is there a workaround that you can think of? For example if I create a different subdomain in the origin that is proxied through CF, example
app2.myrootsite.com and then create a CNAME for
app.myrootsite.com to point to
app2.myrootsite.com is that even an option?
Would caching happen in that case? Also, not sure if this is a good practice.
Interesting, I think I figured it out. I was just supposed to add a single A record instead of the A + NS records.
Just this record did the trick for us.
A — app — origin IP address – Proxied
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