Is it possible that Cloudflare is Hosting our Website?

Hello, We are in a bit of a struggle with finding the right Hosting provider for our website. We have had a rogue marketing company that isn’t helping us transfer the domain to a new hosting provider. Multiple sources tell us that Cloudflare is hosting our website, but we don’t have credentials to Cloudflare to ask questions on the matter.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as we struggle to resolve this urgent matter.

Probably not, with the exception of Cloudflare Pages, Cloudflare is not a hosting provider. You are probably paying someone to host the site and that may be a good place to start looking.

Other option, sites like https://securitytrails.com/ will give historical information. Before the site started using cloudflare the IP address would have been an address owned by the hosting provider, you may be able to determine who that is by finding a historical IP and then figure out who owns that IP, IP WHOIS Lookup.

Another option is to add it to the account you are using here and changing the nameservers at the domain registrar to the two in an account you can control. (this is the route most folks in a similar position follow)


It would be better & faster if you can gain access to the account that holds the domain. The site https://securitytrails.com/ will tell you the timing of when the site started to use cloudflare nameservers and from that you may be able to figure out who was working on the site at the time and may have started using Cloudflare.

Ultimately, the only way you’ll be able to regain access to the account that holds the site is by having access to the email address of the account. I suspect the third item is the one that may be able help you figure out the account owner. Post back and let us know how it works out.

These links may help figure out that email, but they only work when logged out

If you know the email: https://dash.cloudflare.com/forgot-password
If you know the email and have 2FA issues: https://dash.cloudflare.com/login-help
If you don’t know the email: https://dash.cloudflare.com/forgot-email

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Thanks so much for your response. I’ll look into the site mentioned and respond with an update. Thank you.

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Cloudflare is not a web hosting provider in the traditional sense. Rather, it is a content delivery network (CDN) and a reverse proxy service that optimizes the performance, security, and availability of websites. When you set up your website to utilize Cloudflare’s services, the traffic to your site is routed through Cloudflare’s global network of servers. Cloudflare acts as an intermediary between your website’s origin server and the end users, serving as a shield against malicious traffic, DDoS attacks, and other security threats. It also caches static content and dynamically optimizes website delivery, enhancing overall performance.

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