all right…so my domain is from namecheap…I go to namecheap. then I go to domain list… then I choose my domain and click on “Manage”. Then I choose Advanced DNS… and then it doesn’t look like it always looked before I got into all this cloudfare stuff
I’m lost at this step, I don’t know what to do next.
I used to be able to watch a list of my CNAMES and everything…all I can see now is: host records, dnssec, mail settings, personal dns server, and that’s it
Do you’ve SSL certificate installed for your domain at your hosting?
Supposedly yes. was one of the first things I did when aquiring the domain…
OK, here’s the thing. I aquired the domain, and used it for my site. But then I’m using a webkul feature app that had its own url, and there was this tutorial about “personalizing my url”… so that’s how I got into all this…
I’m going to try this:
You can contact Namecheap support and ask them to remove URL forwarding.
is flexible insecure?? Oh my… I think … I better ask to have everything restored as before… This was supposed to be for acquiring more security and it looks like I’m getting more holes in the process…I think I’ll stick to the non personalized url
At least not until I get to know a little more about this things
Run this command in Command Prompt or Terminal. If this return some HTTP header response like
content-type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
p3p: CP="This is not a P3P policy! See g.co/p3phelp for more info."
date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:59:00 GMT
Then you probably have ssl cert else not.
You shall consider Full Strict which is highly recommended for the end-to-end encryption.
Go to Cloudflare > SSL/TLS menu
There are 5 options in Cloudflare. In most cases, Cloudflare does smart selection as per detection.
off - You never need to set
flexible - This is not recommended. It connects origin over HTTP and return over HTTPS.
Full - Self-Signed or Valid, both will work. (This is a good starting point when you’re new to Cloudflare). One don’t need to pay for SSL certificate. In case you don’t have SSL, you can generate secure cert from here. Absolutely, free. (It will work as long CF is active).
Full Strict - This is a recommended selection. This will work if you have valid certificate from a trusted Cert authority such as Comodo, Let’s Encrypt. Also, this works with CF Origin Server certification that I mentioned in previous point.
Strict only (visible only for Enterprise customers as I heard) - requires valid cert.
Alright…I’m so embarrassed to do this publicly but I think there’s no other way in here. So …lets begin from the start… Please don’t judge me: I don’t use cPanel… I google it and I found it has prices… Is it absolutely necessary?