I have searched both Squarespace and Cloudflare Support as well as blogs. I don't have any specific instructions on the best way to utilize the Free version of the Cloudflare CDN with Squarespace. If its even possible. I get a notification of SSL on the site.
Squarespace Support gave me this link:
If you can't do it on the Free plan, whats the best method on the Cloudflare premium plan? Change to the Cloudflare Name servers?
asked Oct 01 '13 at 20:02 by webbroi 545●2●4●8
I stumbled on this post by mistake, but I'll give you the rundown.
You're basically sending the nameserver to Cloudflare then bouncing the non-www record back to the original host, who still has your DNS setup even though it's inactive. Your host then forwards the domain on to the correct destination.
I'll attach a couple of screenshots from a friend's site, whom I just walked through the process.
(I lack the 'karma' to actually post the setup images, which is somewhat ironic given the circumstances)
Cloudflare Setup: http://dev.imperativeideas.com/examples/csfp-cloudflare.png
EDIT: You could almost certainly make this work with Cloudflare's new Page Rules / Forwarding system as well but I haven't tested it yet.
answered Jan 02 at 16:24 by Imperative Ideas 61●2
As an update to this ticket:
1- The free plan of cloudflare now support SSL. 2- Instead of pointing back to the original dns host, use rules in cloudflare 3- Squarespace already have their own cdn for static contents therefore use cloudflare for DDOS, hotlinking and traffic protection and management. 4- Some themes in squarespace will suffer from errors when Minification (JS, CSS, HTML minify) is turned on in cloudflare, therefore choose your Performance settings in cloudflare carefully.
Everything is working fine for me. But it would be really great to have some input from the squarespace team in terms of best practices.
answered Oct 06 at 05:33 by Clement 11●3