CloudFlare provides fast and secure content delivery network for web applications. Connecting your Weebly website with CloudFlare brings in lots of advantages. For example, using Cloudflare allows your website to be accessible via HTTPS for free. SSL security is already available within Weebly, but if you are subscribed to Weebly with a different host provider such as BlueHost, one should upgrade to have it installed. This guide allows you to have SSL security with any Weebly plan.
How to Use CloudFlare DNS with Weebly
#1 Sign up with CloudFlare
Go to CloudFlare and create an account (don’t worry, we’re going to use a free account).
#2 Add domain
Login to CloudFlare and click + Add Site (top right). Enter your domain, click Begin Scan and wait about a minute, during which time it should look like this:
Once the progress bar is replaced by a green Continue Setup button, click it.
Cloudflare will compile your website’s DNS records. Once completed, you will need to verify that the records in Cloudflare match the records with your registrar.
Once all of the records are correct (clouds are orange), click the green Continue button and choose the free plan (and perhaps marvel at the starting price of the Enterprise plan).
#3 Change name servers
Next you will be instructed to change your domain’s name servers. You’ll need to go back to your domain’s registrar and update the DNS with the ones provided by CloudFlare.
Give it around 24-48 hours for your domain to be linked to CloudFlare. Your website will continue working fine during the waiting period and seamlessly transition to HTTPS once available.