So, we have a big webshop hosted by
Shopify and email is provided by Microsoft. We want to move our DNS from our current domain provider to Cloudflare DNS only.
Is it as simple as adding/copying all the current DNS records (DNS only) in Cloudflare and in the end change the domain nameservers to ***.ns.Cloudflare.com and ***.ns.Cloudflare.com?
That’s it? Just want to be sure I’m not forgetting something.
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That’s pretty much it. You may want to familiarize yourself with the distinction between
DNS Only and Proxied. These Community # topics may also prove useful. tutorial
When you add your domain using the correct procedures, your site should not experience any downtime during the change. These tips cover the full DNS setup in Cloudflare.
Completing the setup in the following order should eliminate any downtime.
Add the site to Cloudflare - in your Cloudflare dashboard, add the site to your account.
Check that all your DNS records are correct - when you add your site, Cloudflare will scan the most common records, however, you need to check that they all mat…
This tutorial covers creating a Cloudflare account, adding a domain, changing nameservers and checking imported DNS records.
Go to dash.cloudflare.com/sign-up, enter your Email and create a password, read the terms and notices and click ‘Create Account’
Enter your domain. This has to be your actual domain (e.g. mydomain.com or mydomain.co.uk) and must not include any domain specific hostnames (e.g. www.mydomain.com or similar). Furthermore the domain has to …
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Thanks for your reply.
Still, I’m not sure if I need to change something on
Shopify’s or Microsoft’s end. I think changing the DNS is the only thing I need to do. Can you confirm?
Shopify (they use Cloudflare) and Microsoft are the hosters of the service, I think we don’t need ‘proxied’ and the free Cloudflare account will suffice.
Assuming that you already have both services up and running, there shouldn’t be anything to change at either.
While you certainly can use Cloudflare for DNS only, many people want to use the security and performance features of Cloudflare. Those require the use of the proxy. Some records should not be proxied, which is why I suggested familiarization with how the proxy setting works.
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