If I am going to set up the IP Firewall, for example to block certain countries from visiting my site, what do I need to do in the DNS settings to have this work? Right now I am only managing DNS (the cloud icon is gray.) I am guessing that I would need CF to act as an http proxy (which is what the orange color seems to do) so that “traffic goes through Cloudflare” and CF will filter it. Is this correct?
If so, which can or should I choose to be orange/on? I know in the past that some items didn’t work well (I have WHM/Cpanel) and that I should limit this option and caching. Note, I am also using a forum software and did see an article on ensuring that you make modifications in the forum software otherwise banning IP addresses will be CF IP addresses and not the original visitor.