Cloudflare is a third-party service which provides security and optimization for your websites on the internet. In order to use it with your hosting account, you would need to have an account with Cloudflare. Please make sure that your account is active and up-to-date before trying to attempt the following instructions for setting up Cloudflare with your InMotion Hosting website. The following tutorial will walk you through the setup for Cloudflare.

Configuring Cloudflare with your InMotion Hosting Website

  1. Login to the Cloudflare interface.
  2. Select the WEBSITES option Navigate to the top of the page, then click on Websites.
  3. Select the website you wish to setup You should see your website listed on your account. Select the website you wish to edit, then click on Continue Setup at the bottom right of the window.
  4. Change the nameserversAs per the graphic at right, you will see the name servers that Cloudflare wants you to use. Take note of these name servers. You will need to use the Cloudflare name servers to update your nameserver settings in the Account Management Panel (AMP). If you did not register the domain with InMotion Hosting, then you would need to edit the name server settings with the domain registrar that is currently managing your domain. Once you have completed updating your name servers you will see a green button in the bottom right hand corner that says "I've updated my name servers, continue." Click on this button to continue.
  5. Completion messageYou will see a congratulatory message from Cloudflare at this point along with some recommendations. Make sure to review and follow their instructions. Your Cloudflare setup is complete at this point.
Remember that any DNS changes will incur some propagaton time. This period of time before a DNS change takes place will normally occur within 24 hours.
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2013-12-05 4:47 am
Hi I want to use Cloudflare CDN with my website. But after I have adding my website cloudflare asking my to enter "A" value, I don't know what to enter there.

Can you please help me with it ?

Here is a screenshot of that page :
11,156 Points
2013-12-05 8:40 am
Hello Abhijit_Guha_007,

The A record is the IP on your account. To locate it, you may follow this article:

How to find your Shared IP address of your server in cPanel
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2014-03-10 3:31 pm

Cloudflaire "strongly recommends" installing mod_cloudflare via command line or the cPanel plugin. I'm not comfortable doing this, for fear that I might mess something up. Is there any way to get help/support for this?

11,156 Points
2014-03-11 7:54 am
This would not be possible on shared hosting, but if you are on a VPS or dedicated server, you may submit a ticket to technical support requesting it.
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2014-04-11 3:51 pm

If i change my DNS that mean i move to another hosting server so why i buy hosting space here in "inmotionhosting" it's useless. tell me if i wrong

20,799 Points
2014-04-11 4:04 pm
Hello Mostafa,

The guide above was written to help InMotion Hosting customers configure Cloudflare. If you're using a different host, then you'd need to change the name server settings per your host's interface.

Arnel C.
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2014-04-11 5:09 pm

I already InMotion Hosting customer. but my openion when i change the DNS that mean i move to another hosting server

20,799 Points
2014-04-11 5:24 pm

Not necessarily. In some cases, people have development sites that are hosted elsewhere. Additionally, it's possible to register multiple domains and host them elsewhere while maintaining domain registration with InMotion. In case this though, Cloudflare is a DNS and caching filtering service that provides security and performance gains because website traffic hits their servers instead of directly going to InMotion's servers. The websites would still exist and be hosted on InMotion's servers. If you want an overview on how Cloudflare works, please go here.

Arnel C.
2015-02-27 2:04 pm
Hello everyone,
I'm trying to setup Cloudflare DNS into my AMP, I'm receiving this error:
"There was a problem with processing your request. Ensure that the nameservers you are trying to set have been created. If they have not, you can go here to do so."
If I click on word "here" I receive this error :
"Oops...there was an error with your request" .... Any ideas? :) Thank you!! :)
2015-02-27 2:05 pm
I forgot to mention that I'm on a VPS Hosting :)
23,321 Points
2015-02-27 3:12 pm
Hello Korgzero,

Are you referring to setting up the name servers as within our custom name server article? The subdomains should also already have been created within your cPanel.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
2015-02-27 3:39 pm
Hello Scott,
yes that link! If I click on "Create Custom Nameservers" I get "Oops...there was an error with your request" ..... And I can't insert my name servers :((
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2015-02-27 5:14 pm
Hello Korgzero,

I also tried to go through the motions of setting up custom name servers on my test account. When I first clicked on the "Create Custom Nameservers" I got the form. I filled it out with erroneous info and I got the error. However, when I click on the link at all I get the error. This would not have anything to do with you, so I will pass this error up to the dev team for them to investigate.

In the meantime, you can certainly have your custom name servers created. Simply send in the request to our Support team via email at Please be sure to verify the account with either the current AMP password or the last 4 digits of the current card on file. Don't put it here as it will be public.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

2015-02-27 5:26 pm
Ok! Thank you so much! :)

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