I use siteground and use cloudflare through their hosting service (rather than directly). That means my nameservers are set to siteground’s. Currently there is a cname in cpanel that links cloudflare and siteground together, however, I have heard that it is better to link cloudflare directly rather than through a hosting service. Is this true?
My issue is basically that my website right now has 2 redirects. From exmaple.com to https://example.com and then to https://www.example.com. I would want only one redirect. Yes, SSL is on and I enforce HTTPs using sitegrounds cpanel. A developer friend of mine is of the opinion that the 2 redirects are happening because I am using cloudflare via siteground. Could this be true? And if so, how do I deactivate cloudflare on siteground? Should I just press the deactivate button available (and everything should be fine)? Will that also allow me to go to cloudflare’s DNS settings and then add those DNS to my domain registrar? Right now when I go to cloudflare and go to DNS settings, it says manage your DNS settings on siteground. I am hoping deactivating cloudflare from siteground will delink the two and allow me to view cloudflares own DNS which I can then manually add to my domain.
Sorry for several questions, but I have been having this issue for a while and as a last resort, I thought I might ask the helpful community here.