Cloudflare system - info required

Hi there, I wanted to know, if i use cloudflare for my website, will this affect my api’s or servers which are not on ports 80 and/or 443?

I want to have cloudflare infront of my website but not for my apis and other microservers.

Thanks.

Cloudflare works through DNS. If you :orange: Proxy a hostname, any requests to that hostname will hit the Cloudflare proxy servers.

So if your site.example.com is set to :orange: Proxied, any API call to site.example.com, regardless of port number, will hit Cloudflare.

If you don’t want Cloudflare in front of your API, etc., you’ll have to create a :grey: DNS Only hostname for api.example.com.