Creating a Cloudflare account and adding a website

I’m new to Cloudflare. How do I get my website up and running with Cloudflare?

Signing up for Cloudflare takes less than 5 minutes. This will outline how to sign-up and add your first domain.

  1. Enter the domain for your website and then click Begin Scan. It’s not necessary to add “www” to the domain. We will scan your domain’s DNS records. This will take approximately 60 seconds to complete. Once the DNS scan has finished, click Continue.

  2. A list of all the DNS records found is displayed, including your subdomains. In this step, you can decide which subdomains you want to enable Cloudflare :orange: or bypass Cloudflare :grey:.

  3. If there are any additional records you’d like to add, you can add them here. After you’ve reviewed your DNS records, click Process and continue.

  4. Select a plan that fits your needs and then click Process and continue.

  5. On the final step, you are given the Cloudflare nameservers for your domain. The Cloudflare nameservers are assigned to your domain and listed on this page.

  6. Click Process and continue.

At this point you will want to update the nameservers at your registrar. Doing that last will reduce the likelihood of any downtime. For a more detailed description of these steps please view the original article in our Help Center.