Cloudflare was recommended as a great way to help me speed up my site… so I added the plugin to my site.
But then I find out that I’m now shifting hosting, pointing DNS to a different place!
Still, I follow through with the process, and all of a sudden, my emails aren’t working and my site has been taken down!
I got an email from Cloudflare stating my account is active - but still nothing!
I need to run my business!
Why do they not provide clear instructions.
I’m generally tech savvy - but right now - I’m in tears I’m so frustrated!
I just want to can this whole thing and rather go back to having a slow site + emails! this is ridiculous!
Cloudflare does provide very clear instructions in multiple steps - but I guess you skipped them.
Before adding a domain to Cloudflare you should note your DNS entries. Then adding it to Cloudflare and before changing the NS you need to make sure all the entries are there and correct (most are automatically detected and added), the missing ones you need to add manually.
If you do so, you will have a very smooth and flawless migration.
If you need to add more missing entries, please look them up at your old registrar, they still should be there.