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04-08-2012, 09:11 AM
Post: #21
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
I tried it and it broke any WordPress install that was off the main url of my website. So I'll let other people use it and work out the bugs.
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04-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Post: #22
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
(04-08-2012 05:54 AM)troyters Wrote:  Massively dissappointed - I know jack and tried it and my site went down -

Did you give it anytime at all? they hint at 5 minutes here: http://www.cloudflare.com/ anytime you make a DNS and/or CDN type change it's going to take more than "instant"... DNS progation is a fact of the internet and not under direct control of dreamhost or cloudflare.
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04-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Post: #23
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
yeah waited over 3 hours and suffered website on and off for ages. not clicking that button again for a while.
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04-08-2012, 01:01 PM
Post: #24
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
Here there were occasional glitches for the first day, but it seems that we're pretty much past that now.

This setup is probably done at night, or any other time where one's visitor load is light.

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04-08-2012, 01:16 PM (This post was last modified: 04-08-2012 01:17 PM by mattesque.)
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RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
Why does no one do any research before ticking boxes?
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04-08-2012, 01:23 PM
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We use XenForo for our forums, and there's a thread there, in which someone from CloudFlare participates, where you can learn a lot about the service. Suggest people Google the information first.

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04-08-2012, 10:45 PM
Post: #27
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
I'm disappointed by how involved the setup is, and I think the newsletter should not have said that all one has to do is click the checkbox to enable it.

Here's what I encountered:
1. Turned on CloudFlare checkbox
2. Was prompted below that for New Account details. Sigh. Entered some.
3. There is no form submission button. Put text cursor in a text box and hit Enter
4. Got a validation error saying, sorry, I need to configure my domain to prepend "www". All New Acct details have been lost. Grrr. Re-entered info.
5. Got a success msg, but it also says,

"IMPORTANT: You need to register at Google Apps for your Domain as well as configure your mailboxes there if you haven't already.

Your email will be broken until you have!"

That really sucks. I don't want to have to bother with that.

6. Unchecked the checkbox and submitted. Again got a warning about needing to update Google Apps.

DreamHost: I have had good feelings about you for years and have recommended you to friends, but right now I'm pissed.
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04-09-2012, 05:35 AM
Post: #28
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
Yes, I use right now CloudFlare and is awesome for my websites (Thanks DH), but ...
if i use without CDNJS & ScrapeShield is more better for me, don't know why but CDNJS + ScrapeShield are slowing my websites Sad
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04-09-2012, 10:44 AM
Post: #29
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
I do not really use my domain Email, so that is not a problem to me...
Currently, I am using Joomla for my sites, and CloudFlare seems running correctly on it.

However, there is a problem. Like if I have a webserver somewhere else(Not with dreamhost) with a subdomain(like mybusyforum.xxx.com with A record), then I cannot use thie feature on it.
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04-09-2012, 12:28 PM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2012 12:31 PM by damoncloudflare.)
Post: #30
RE: Anyone use CloudFlare feature???
(04-09-2012 10:44 AM)JackL92 Wrote:  I do not really use my domain Email, so that is not a problem to me...
Currently, I am using Joomla for my sites, and CloudFlare seems running correctly on it.

However, there is a problem. Like if I have a webserver somewhere else(Not with dreamhost) with a subdomain(like mybusyforum.xxx.com with A record), then I cannot use thie feature on it.

The hosting partner integration only allows for CNAMEs, unfortunately. A records can't be proxied with the integration.

(04-09-2012 05:35 AM)regenx Wrote:  Yes, I use right now CloudFlare and is awesome for my websites (Thanks DH), but ...
if i use without CDNJS & ScrapeShield is more better for me, don't know why but CDNJS + ScrapeShield are slowing my websites Sad

ScrapeShield probably wouldn't be the cause of this. Does turning off CDNJS alone fix the issue? Did you enable any other beta features like Rocket Loader or Auto Minify?

(04-08-2012 10:45 PM)woodenrobot Wrote:  I'm disappointed by how involved the setup is, and I think the newsletter should not have said that all one has to do is click the checkbox to enable it.

Here's what I encountered:
1. Turned on CloudFlare checkbox
2. Was prompted below that for New Account details. Sigh. Entered some.
3. There is no form submission button. Put text cursor in a text box and hit Enter
4. Got a validation error saying, sorry, I need to configure my domain to prepend "www". All New Acct details have been lost. Grrr. Re-entered info.
5. Got a success msg, but it also says,

"IMPORTANT: You need to register at Google Apps for your Domain as well as configure your mailboxes there if you haven't already.

Your email will be broken until you have!"

That really sucks. I don't want to have to bother with that.

6. Unchecked the checkbox and submitted. Again got a warning about needing to update Google Apps.

DreamHost: I have had good feelings about you for years and have recommended you to friends, but right now I'm pissed.

Sorry about any issues you have had. CloudFlare and Dreamhost are working together to address any kinks users may have had signing up and/or any issues users have had directly with their sites. Launching a new integration does often create unforeseen issues & we do apologize for any confusion.


(04-08-2012 01:23 PM)Gene Steinberg Wrote:  We use XenForo for our forums, and there's a thread there, in which someone from CloudFlare participates, where you can learn a lot about the service. Suggest people Google the information first.


I'm also here now as wellSmile I'm actually working on a blog post that should help customers that activate through a hosting partner know about some common things.

Damon
CloudFlare Community Evangelist
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