I had switched my nameservers from Namecheap to Cloudflare around 24 hours ago. Traffic was great for around 12 hours as I could notice from my CF dashboard. After this customers started complaining about pages not loading. I checked a bunch of “DNS propagation” tools and noticed that most of them had not picked up my DNS yet (which makes sense of course, since it was still under 48 hours). I also connected to VPNs around the globe and my site was not loading in various locations (which was weird since my namecheap CNAME was pointing to the right spot, so DNS propagation should not have anything to do with this).
So I clicked the “Disable Cloudflare on Site” button on my dashboard and then I noticed that DNS was updating slowly in the next few hours. After this, I figured I might as well click the “Enable Cloudflare on Site” button and sadly almost immediately the propagation stopped again! And it seemed like I was back to square one. So I have had it “disabled on cloudflare” overnight and my site seems to be stable.
I must add that I am in Atlanta and there was a CF outage last night in my city’s datacenter around the same time I was facing the issue. Although, I did test with a VPN connected to Australia, Europe etc and so, why should the Atlanta datacenter issue have anything to do with my problem?
Anyway, I am scared to enable CF on my site again for fear of destroying my site. Happy to give any additional info. I am attaching my request traffic chart below. My website is fast-checkout.cartylabs.com