OK, I set up a free account with Cloudflare a couple weeks ago (Cloudflare nameserversz), and am in evaluation mode to see about the paid features. But here are several things that baffle me:
i) I am trying to set up Domain Key Identified Mail (DKIM) and Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for my primary domain on my host. But I keep getting error in my web host: "Because this is not an authoritative nameserver for the domain “XYZ”, the current or suggested records will not reflect your changes. " How do I set these up in CloudFlare then?
ii) Under DNS, the MX record for my domain is showing that record exposes the IP for that I proxied behind CloudFlare. I have NO idea how I am supposed to fix this???
iii) Under Critical Loading Times, they are very fast for Desktop and very slow for Mobile (3G). Is this something I am supposed to be able to fix/remedy using CloudFlare functionality?
iv) Under Page Rules, it says " Page Rules let you control which Cloudflare settings trigger on a given URL. Only one Page Rule will trigger per URL, so it is helpful if you sort Page Rules in priority order, and make your URL patterns as specific as possible"
I am not quite sure what is the benefit of doing this? When someone finds or navigates to a page, what does this do?