Cloudflare cPanel Plugin, The Ultimate Guide for Cloudflare cPanel Plugin Installation on Server, Hostripples Web Hosting

The Ultimate Guide for Cloudflare cPanel Plugin Installation on Server

Integrating Cloudflare cPanel plugin with cPanel helps the client to enable the Cloudflare protection on the domain easily. Before installing the Cloudflare Plugin, you should get the HOST KEY from CloudFlare Partners.

Cloudflare is a widely used service which provides security and helps to load website faster. It helps in the mitigation of DDoS attacks on the domain. Kindly refer below-mentioned URL for more details.

Cloudflare cPanel Plugin, The Ultimate Guide for Cloudflare cPanel Plugin Installation on Server, Hostripples Web Hosting

https://www.cloudflare.com/certified-partners

Installation

Kindly login to your cPanel server using SSH client with root user and run the below-mentioned commands.

cd /usr/local/cpanel

curl -k -L https://github.com/cloudflare/CloudFlare-CPanel/tarball/master > cloudflare.tar.gz

tar -zxvf cloudflare.tar.gz

When you extract this compressed file, it will contain a directory with a unique ID like Cloudflare-Cloudflare-CPanel-9rlc18n

So 9rlc18n is unique ID

cd cloudflare-Cloudflare-CPanel-UNIQUE ID/

./cloudflare.install.sh -k HOST KEY -n “YOUR COMPANY NAME”

HOST KEY: You will get from Cloudflare Partners

This command will start the Cloudflare plugin installation on your server and will take a few minutes to get it complete. Once installation gets completed then you can verify the installation by login to your cPanel account. Now Cloudflare Icon will appear in cPanel under the “Software” section.

Check CloudFlare Plugin version on cPanel Server

Kindly run the following command on shell to check CloudFlare Plugin Version

cat /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/paper_lantern/cloudflare/config.js | grep version

Update CloudFlare Plugin on cPanel Server

Kindly run the following command to update CloudFlare Plugin on your cPanel server.

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/cloudflare_update.sh

Uninstall Cloudflare Plugin on cPanel Server

If you wish to remove CloudFlare plugin from your server then run the below mention command to uninstall CloudFlare plugin on your server.

Note: Uninstallation does not remove DNS zones and users who are got registered at Cloudflare through the Cloudflare plugin.

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cloudflare/Cloudflare-CPanel/master/cloudflare.uninstall.sh) && rm -f cloudflare.uninstall.sh

Enabling Full DNS Setup option in Cloudflare Plugin

Cloudflare plugins provide 2 options to end-users to setup Cloudflare. CNAME Setup, which is default enable and cannot be disabled.

Another Option is Full DNS which needs to enable from shell first in order to use it from cPanel. This feature needs the domain’s DNS {nameservers} points to Cloudflare’s DNS {nameservers}. It is very easy to enable the Full DNS setup from Shell, you just need to modify the following file on the server.

vi /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/paper_lantern/cloudflare/config.js

Now locate the parameter “featureManagerIsFullZoneProvisioningEnabled” and change its value from “False” to “True” and save this file. Now Full DNS setup is enabled.

That’s all.


The Ultimate Guide for Cloudflare cPanel Plugin Installation on Server, Hostripples Web Hosting

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