Can I enable CloudFlare on my root domain (i.e. that is an A record?
Author: admin admin Reference Number: AA-00238 Views: 16282 Created: 2011-08-20 12:14 Last Updated: 2013-03-25 11:15 0 Rating/ Voters

If you activate CloudFlare through Byethost, CloudFlare can only accelerate and protect CNAMEs, not A records, which often includes the root domain. If you have traffic that goes to your root domain and you want to accelerate and protect the traffic using CloudFlare, you can add a redirect to ‘www’ in your .htaccess file. You should work with Byethost, but as a general outline, a redirect looks as follow:

RewriteEngine On
# Rewrite added for CloudflareInstall -
# Wednesday 25th of August 2010 04:59:42 AM
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^80$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

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