Can I use domain on Cloudflare with digital ocean?

March 17, 2017 111 views
DNS WordPress Ubuntu

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?

2 Answers
jtittle March 17, 2017
Accepted Answer

@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.

  • Thanks for the help, masterblogter.com is successfully setup. But now I have a problem with database error, it goes down occasionally.

    • @srjcooldude

      No problem at all, happy to help!

      If you're having issues with the database, please provide more details as well as the errors that you're receiving and we'll do our best to help you out :-).

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 :-)

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