Question

Can I use domain on Cloudflare with digital ocean?

Posted March 17, 2017 7.7k views
Ubuntu WordPress DNS

I just created a droplet and migrated the wordpress files from masterblogster.com. This domain is currently in cloudflare. Is it possible to keep the domain in cloudflare and route it to Digital Ocean? I would like to continue using Cloudflare for DDOS protection.
Is there a way around?

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3 answers

@srjcooldude

Of course, all you’d need to do is point your domain to the Public IPv4 IP of your Droplet using either two A entries or a single A and a CNAME, depending on how you want to set it up.

Using Only A Entries

A          @          DROPLET_IP
A          www        DROPLET_IP

Using A and CNAME Entries

A          @          DROPLET_IP
CNAME      www        domain.com

Where DROPLET_IP is the Droplet’s Public IPv4 IP and domain.com is your domain.

Yes, you can. Just edit your DNS records in CloudFlare and point them to your DigitalOcean droplet IP.
Dangit, you’re too fast @jtittle ! You must have bought new shoes :-)

After doing this, would it then be configured to accept wordpress url configuration for domain.com in replace of root for wordpress url and site url?

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