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Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by eva2000, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    not necessary to pause you can leave it enabled if required
     
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    Hi @eva2000 , I tried for the first time cloudflare DNS, I changed the dns of my domain at the domain registrar panel to dave.ns.cloudflare.com and leah.ns.cloudflare.com. Also, I changed DNS records at my domain registrar to A > www > my vps IP > TTL 43200 and the same but only mydomain without www .

    but the domain is not working. what is missing ?, is there anything should I do with Linode ???

    Thanks
     
  3. elargento

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    Did CloudFlare detect the domain is pointing to it? DNS may have not propagated for you yet, do tracert yourdomain.com to check it
     
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  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    setup DNS A record to your server IP for non-www and www version of your domain and check at Global DNS Propagation Checker - What's My DNS?
     
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    dooma Active Member

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    Sorry, It was stupid mistake with IP number :( . Which is more better in your opinion namecheap premium DNS or Cloudflare Free DNS ?

    Thanks
     
  6. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ah typos !

    Cloudflare better :D
     
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  7. dooma

    dooma Active Member

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    @eva2000 , why does your website link without "www" although the non-www has no advantages from the SEO or technical sides ?

    Even, the www may be better as it can be a hostname for the domain.

    Thanks
     
  8. elargento

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    personal preference
     
  9. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    yup, personal preference :)
     
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    Hi, I have a question please. I have setup A record for my domain at my cloudflare.com panel
    @ points to serverIP and
    CNAME record
    www is an alias of mydomain.com

    is that correct, because the www is not working ?

    Thanks
     
  11. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    You can as CNAME but i prefer to setup www as a DNS A record instead
     
  12. dooma

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    Thanks :). I think you are using CNAME for centminmod.com to redirect the www to non www. correct ?
     
  13. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    just nginx redirect Nginx - Use www instead of non-www?
     
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    Q please,

    Should I add A record to hostname.mydomain.com ?

    or only A record to mydomain.com?

    or both A record to mydomain.com and www ?

    Thanks
     
  15. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    step :p
     
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  17. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    nothing to see now :whistle:
     
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  18. SherryYoung

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    In my opinion Cloudflare Free DNS is much better.