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How Do I Migrate To Distil: Cloudflare

Cloudflare provides an easy to use and understand DNS system. Migrating your Cloudflare domain is a simple process that involves two steps:

  • Change your CNAME record for www.[website.com] to point to a CNAME provided by Distil
  • Change your A Record entry for [website.com] to point to an IP provided by Distil 

Change your CNAME record

  1. Login to your Cloudflare account and select settings for your given domain. 
  2. Click edit record for the www entry CNAME entry.
  3. Change www.yourwebsite.com to be an alias of www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  4. Click Save.
  5. Disable Cloudflare acceleration by clicking the orange cloud.

Change your A Record

  1. Select Edit Settings on the A record of the root domain you're migrating onto Distil.
  2. Type in the domain root IP address assigned to you by Distil during your domain registration process.
  3. Select Save.
  4. Click I'm done entering my DNS Records.

It will take at least 5 minutes for DNS Settings to propagate.

Disable CloudFlare CDN (important)

  1. Ensure the CloudFlare CDN is disabled for your A record and CNAME records. This is required as the Distil bot blocking service is incompatible with CloudFlare's CDN. Failure to make this change will break your website.

 

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