I am new to Cloudflare. We have an account and I have pointed my nameservers at Cloudflare. However the A-record on the domain (and www.domain) points direct to my web server’s IP address.
This means that any requests to load from the website will go direct to my server, bypassing Cloudflare completely. So how can Cloudflare cache anything? It’s only being used to resolve the DNS lookup.
I must surely be wrong but I don’t understand how caching is going to work (even though caching is switched on for my domain) given that the IP returned for www GET requests to my domain is not a Cloudflare IP.