How to Enable Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration on an Existing Domain

Are you looking to enable Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration to your existing domain? This will enable you to take the power, performance and security of the global Cloudflare network, take your website to the next level and improve website performance at no extra cost to you. Here are the instructions that will enable you to do this.

Step 1 – Start Cloudflare Domain Configuration in MyKinsta

The first thing you will need to do is to log into your Kinsta’s admin panel and then navigate to the ‘Sites’ and then ‘Your Site’ and then ‘Domains’ area of the admin area. You should see an option that reads ‘Get Cloudflare’ and you can click on that for the domain that you would like to add Cloudflare for.

Step 2 – Verify

If you’ve got a domain that has already been pointing to the Kinsta IP address, you can skip this step and move onto the next step. Otherwise, you will need to verify your domain with Kinsta. To do this you will need to add two DNS TXT records to your current domain. The exact process for how you add these records to your website will depend on the domain registration company you use.

You will be provided with the exact details that will be needed for the process.

Once you’ve completed the task, you can click on the button that reads ‘OK, I’ve Done It’. This will finish the verification of the domain, but this can take up to 24 hours to happen.

Step 3 – Point Domain to Kinsta

Once you’ve successfully verified your domain with Kinsta, you will need to point your domain to Kinsta. This will help you to complete the integration of your website with Cloudflare. Within the ‘Point Your Domain to Kinsta’ modal, there will be an option ‘Site IP Address’. This is the IP address for the domain’s A Record.

Then you can go to your DNS provider and update the A record to point to the ‘Site IP Address’. When this has been completed, you can go back to the ‘Point Your Domain to Kinsta’ modal and click on the option ‘OK, I’ve Done It’.

It is highly recommended that you also point the www version of the domain you’re using to Kinsta as well.

Now you should all be sorted and be using the Kinsta Cloudflare network. This will offer your website faster loading times, better user experiences and better ranking on search engines.

Final Word: How to Enable Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration on an Existing Domain

If you’re looking to improve your website’s performance online and would like to rank higher on Google and other search engines, then using Kinsta’s Cloudflare is really important. Above are the steps that you require to get an existing domain to work and use Kinsta’s Cloudflare. It isn’t an easy task, and you might need to have some technical expertise. However, the benefits of making it are well worth it.