This article is about setting up Cloudflare free plan for your website hosted on BigScoots shared server. Please ensure you have access to your domain registrar, the website from which your domain (website name) was registered.
Step 1: Go to https://dash.cloudflare.com/sign-up and create a Cloudflare account.
Step 2: Click on websites on the left side pane and then click on the Add Site button.
Step 3: Provide your domain details and click on Add site.
Step 4: Select the Free plan from the page and click continue.
Step 5: DNS Management for your domain.
Proxy status should be enabled only for your domain name and www records. Please ensure the DNS records from your cPanel -> Domains -> Zone editor are carried over to Cloudflare. Once the DNS records are set here, click on Continue.
Step 6: Copy the Nameserver details from the screen.
Step 7: Change the nameservers for your domain from your domain registrar.
The guides to changing nameservers for major registrars are available at https://help.bigscoots.com/en/?q=nameservers.
Please note that DNS changes could take from a few hours up to 48 hours to propagate Globally.
In case you see "The page isn’t redirecting properly" or "ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS" errors while accessing your website, Go to Cloudflare, select SSL/TLS -> Overview from the left side pane, and make sure the SSL/TLS encryption mode is set to Full.