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How to change your website to Cloudflare Enterprise plan from another plan

I wrote this guide for those who are looking to set up your website on Cloudflare Enterprise’s plan. To make it easier to make sense of the process.
Here are the steps to add new domains as Enterprise to Cloudflare below:

Adding new domains as Enterprise to Cloudflare from another plan

This applies to those upgrading from the Free, Business or Professional plans.

Step 1 – Select “Change plan” on the Overview page

In Cloudflare.com once you log in you should see an “Overview” tab, scroll down that page and look for a section that says “Change Plan”.

Step 2 – Select Enterprise

You will then be presented and asked to choose your Cloudflare Plan. Here you will be shown the number of remaining Enterprise Plan slots you have remaining. Select “Enterprise Website” and then select “Continue”.
Assuming you have paid for Enterprise, you should see an option to add in the x number of Enterprise Websites. Select that option to enable Enterprise for your domain.

Then choose which websites you want to be upgraded to Enterprise.

Step 3 – Confirm domains to be upgraded to Enterprise

Confirm the number of websites that will be upgraded to Enterprise.

Step 4 – Check the status in your Cloudflare portal Check to make sure your website is set up on Cloudflare.

Step 5 – Give time for traffic to migrate to new name servers

Wait and allow up to 24 hours for changes to be processed. As per details specified on the page.
There will be no downtime when you switch your name servers. Traffic will gracefully roll from your old name servers to the new name servers without interruption. Your site will remain available throughout the switch.

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How to set up Cloudflare Free CDN to your website

I wanted to explore how online providers such as Cloudflare can increase my performance and security on my website. So I am testing their CDN Content Delivery Network.

Here are the steps that I took to get set up with Cloudflare.

Step 1 – Add your website

Click on the “+Add Site” link
https://dash.cloudflare.com/add-site

Step 2 – Scanning records

Cloudflare will then scan your website. You will receive a “Scan Complete” confirmation once complete. Click on “Continue Setup” when you’re ready to go to the next step.

Step 3 – Configure your DNS Settings

This step involves changing your DNS settings.
Please visit your registrar’s dashboard to change your nameservers displayed.

The transfer process can take up to 24 hours. There will be no downtime when you switch your name servers. Traffic will gracefully roll from your old name servers to the new name servers without interruption. Your site will remain available throughout the switch.

Step 4 – Wait, confirm that everything is setup and your website is live

DNS can take from 24-48 hours to propagate. Let’s see if it’s true that the website is still live. 

Website is still live

Step 5 – Confirmation 

You should then see no more references to “Status: Pending” once it is live.

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