You’re not gonna believe this, but I am the documentation guy for a development company that is launching a new hosting service – well, technically, I think it launched a couple hours ago – and I am still trying to get the DNS documentation ready for the a.m. Don’t judge me. Now, if you need a WordPress backend walkthrough, I’m your boy. Need a plugin explained, I got you. But, everything I know about DNS I’ve learned in the last two days.
So, this last task (it’s always the last task that gets you, isn’t it) has me a bit befuddled. We’re recommending Cloudflare exclusively. And this task requires that I explain to users how to configure CF if 1) theirs is a brand new site, never hosted anywhere before and, 2) it’s an existing site migrating from another host.
- I don’t see how one configures CF for a site unless it has a host to provide DNS records, so the “never hosted” part of this task must mean “new domain and we’re it’s first host”
- So, what’s the distinction between a new site with hosting and an existing site with hosting as it relates to connecting to and configuring CF?
EDIT: After writing the above, I referred back to the task and discovered a significant point I missed. Still, I am not certain how it to work it out. A subtask says: "Connecting an already used domain to Cloudflare (previously used on another hosting and needs to be transferred to our hosting using Cloudflare)
Going on 20 hours straight of writing, so I am a little loopy.
Thank you to any charitable soul willing to help.
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