Cloudflare provides basic support for forwarding your domain. Unfortunately it's not targeted for redirect specific features.
redirect.pizza automatically installs & manages an SSL certificate and makes sure it never expires, and provides redirect specific analytics. Let's get started!
Step 1: Create a redirect.pizza account
Get started today by creating an account: https://redirect.pizza/register.
Step 2: Add your domain to redirect.pizza
Add your domain you wish to redirect. For our example, we have a domain with Cloudflare 'redirect-pizza-forward.xyz'. Add the domain to the 'Source URL' field. We recommend adding www & the apex (non-www).
You see the DNS 'checking' as the detected & required values are different.
Note: In the screenshot below we've detected that 'proxy mode' is enabled in Cloudflare. Our redirect will not work when this mode is enabled.
Step 3: Navigate to Cloudflare
To allow redirecting via redirect.pizza, we need to make a one-time DNS change at Cloudflare. Login with your Cloudflare credentials and click on your domain.
Now click on 'DNS' in the menu on the left.
Step 4: Changing the DNS
We are now ready to change the DNS. You will probably see a screen that looks something like the screen below. Before adding the correct DNS records, make sure any existing A record for 'www' and '@' are removed. All other records may remain intact. You can do this by pressing 'Edit' and clicking the 'Delete' button for these records.
Then add the following records.
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Name '@' and Content 'edge.redirect.pizza'
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Name 'www' and Content 'edge.redirect.pizza.'
Important: When adding these records, make sure the Proxy mode is disabled. See the screen below:
After adding these records, your screen should now look like this:
Step 4: DNS verification in redirect.pizza
The DNS changes have been made! This takes some time before the internet picks up these changes. In most cases, it should be done within a few hours, depending on the TTL set on those records.
redirect.pizza will automatically keep checking the DNS records. If it's detected to be correct, a SSL certificate will be automatically requested & installed.
That's it! You've succesfully setup redirect.pizza with Cloudflare. The domain now has full HTTPS support and is redirecting via redirect.pizza.
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