How to enable CloudFlare for a domain hosted at Namecheap

Cloudflare is a popular content delivery network (CDN) and security service that can help improve the performance, security, and reliability of your website. If you have a domain hosted at Namecheap and want to enable Cloudflare for it, this guide will walk you through the process step by step.

### Step 1: Sign Up for a Cloudflare Account
The first step is to sign up for a Cloudflare account if you don’t already have one. Go to the Cloudflare website and click on the “Sign Up” button. Enter your email address and create a password to create your account.

### Step 2: Add Your Domain to Cloudflare
After creating your account, you’ll need to add your domain to Cloudflare. Click on the “Add a Site” button and enter your domain name. Cloudflare will scan your domain’s DNS records to import them into their system.

### Step 3: Review and Confirm DNS Records
Once Cloudflare has imported your DNS records, review them to ensure that all necessary records are included. Make any adjustments if needed and then click on the “Continue” button to proceed.

### Step 4: Choose a Plan
Cloudflare offers both free and paid plans. Select the plan that best suits your needs. For most personal websites, the free plan should be sufficient. Click on the “Continue” button after selecting your plan.

### Step 5: Update Namecheap DNS Settings
To enable Cloudflare for your domain hosted at Namecheap, you’ll need to update your domain’s DNS settings. Log in to your Namecheap account, go to the “Domain List” section, and click on the “Manage” button next to the domain you want to enable Cloudflare for.

### Step 6: Change Name Servers
In the Namecheap dashboard for your domain, look for the “Nameservers” section. Change the nameservers to the ones provided by Cloudflare. You’ll typically have two nameservers to update. Save your changes.

### Step 7: Wait for DNS Propagation
DNS changes can take some time to propagate across the internet. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to 48 hours for the changes to take effect. During this time, your website may experience some downtime.

### Step 8: Verify Cloudflare Setup
Once the DNS changes have propagated, go back to your Cloudflare account and check the status of your domain. If everything is set up correctly, Cloudflare will display

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