Using SSL with your Custom Domain

To include an SSL certificate with your custom domain we recommend using Cloudflare

Create a Cloudflare account

  1. Head to Cloudflare and sign up for a free account.
  2. Enter in your custom domain and click "Begin Scan" to have Cloudflare scan your DNS records.
  3. After scanning is complete click "Continue Setup".

Cloudflare should have included all DNS records found on your custom domain.

Set up Cloudflare for your custom domain

  1. From the DNS records page in Cloudflare enter in a CNAME with the following information:
    1. Type: CNAME
    2. Name: your custom domain name. For Example: example.com
    3. Value: proxy2.pagecloud.com
    4. TTL: Automatic
  2. Click "Add Record".
  3. With the first record included, you will need to add a second record with the following information:
    1. Type: CNAME
    2. Name: www
    3. Value: proxy2.pagecloud.com
    4. TTL: Automatic
  4. Click "Add Record".
  5. You can now click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.
  6. Select the "Free Plan" from the available options and click "Continue".
  7. Cloudflare will now provide two NameServer records. You will need to change the Nameservers on your domain registrar to the two provided here. 
  8. Once the Nameservers update on your domain registrar click "Continue" with Cloudflare.
  9. Click the "Page Rules" tab 
  10. In the "If the URL matches" section add your custom domain name followed by /*  
    For Example, if your custom domain is example.com, this would appear as: example.com/*
  11. Adjust the settings to the following:
    1. Forward URL
    2. 301 - Permanent Redirect
    3. https://www.  Your custom domain /$1   For Example, if your custom domain is example.com, this would appear as: https://www.example.com/$1
  12. Hit "Save ad Deploy" to have your SSL certificate activated on your site. 

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