Saturday, May 13, 2017

How to enable free SSL using cloudflare CDN

In this article, I will show you how to easily setup SSL free or WordPress SSL using better SEO and for decrease, website loading speed using CloudFlare CND

What is CloudFlare?

Cloudflare is a U.S. company that provides a content delivery network, Internet security services and distributed domain name server services, sitting between the visitor and the Cloudflare user's hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites.t will help you to increase your site speed. cloudflare free SSL free on wordpress site or any other websites. Cloudflare will minify your WordPress site cache and also give you some extra speed your WordPress blog. It also enables free ssl or https on any website without any cost.

What is CND or content delivery network

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a globally distributed network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance. CDNs serve a large fraction of the Internet content today, including web objects (text, graphics, and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.

How to setup CloudFlare on WordPress blog or website

Some Web Hosting Companies like HostGator etc.. have CloudFlare in their cPanel, and it can be installed by just one click.If your hosting provider don’t have CloudFlare option or you don’t know how to setup it then follow this easy process to setup CloudFlare on your WordPress blog or hosting.

  • Log on to and sign up for a new account and fill the signup form or already have an account then skip signup process

  • Add your WordPress site on CloudFlare by clicking on Add site option, after entering site url click on begin scan as it scans for DNS records of your blog


  • Ater click on continue setup now it will show you list of DNS records added on your website you can either edit the records or add extra records on that setup


  • The main thing of CloudFlare is you can get free SSL and content delivery network with free of cost. In this step it will ask to setup plans I suggest to go for free as its contains pro features also


  • Now its time to change name servers to CloudFlare. go to your domain DNS hosting and change existing name servers to



  • After updating name servers your website will be activated on your CloudFlare account

Steps to activate free SSL on WordPress site

  • After activating of your website in CloudFlare click on crypto and the go to SSL option and change it to

  • It may take some time to activate SSL on your website. To check whether your website SSL activated or not just type replacing with your website domain name. when you see SSL activated then go to WordPress dashboard, settings and then replace with WordPress address and site address with https://


  • Then your website will redirect from HTTP to https automatically

  • Add CloudFlare plugin to your WordPress website and enter API key which you can get from CloudFlare account settings and you can conflagrate your settings directly from your WordPress website

Fix mixed content in WordPress

  • Download Really simple SSL plugin and go to settings of SSL and activate mixed content, errors Enable WordPress 301 redirection to SSL and Enable javascript redirection to SSL


Speed up your website using CloudFlare:

  • Login to your CloudFlare account and then go to speed option and minify HTML, CSS and javascript. you can also apply caching in your website using CloudFlare

This is the tutorial to setup CloudFlare on WordPress website if like my tutorial then please share thanks spending your valuable time for reading this article.

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