Lesson 6: Setting up CloudFlare and Changing DNS

After purchasing your Web Hosting service (the web server) and registering your Domain Name, the next thing to do is to connect the two.

This involves changing what we call “DNS Settings” inside the domain options and pointing it to the IP address of the web server. First, you need to login to your domain registrar (e.g. GoDaddy) to see the DNS settings.

Today, most websites use CloudFlare to handle the DNS Settings. CloudFlare is a Content Distribution Network or CDN. However, we will not deep dive into a discussion about CDN, but you need to note that we will be using it in this tutorial. We will use CloudFlare because it makes connecting the domain and web server, as well as changing the DNS Settings, much easier.

In conclusion, this part is vital as this allows you to install the WordPress Software (technically called CMS). This ensures the accessibility of the website whenever users visit it.

Watch the video below for the step-by-step guide on how to setup CloudFlare and work around the domain’s DNS settings.

NOTE: If you are taking this lesson as a part of the TekWorx E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Bootcamp, or the Website Development course, or if you purchased web hosting from TekWorx.Hosting, you can skip this part. We will handle the CloudFlare setup for you.

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