Setting up your CloudFlare account is a crucial task that needs to be completed in order to launch your new B2B Direct website. This process is often unfamiliar for some, therefore, we have written this article to provide more detailed information about the setup process.
Why set up a CloudFlare account? The primary reason we need to do this is for security. Google, the company that created the ubiquitous search engine, will soon require that websites must have a “Secure Socket Layer certificate” (SSL) to be shown in Google search results. An SSL certificate provides an extra level of security for your website. CloudFlare will provide an SSL certificate for your site for free.
What is DNS? Every website that can be accessed through the Internet has an IP address, which is a unique set of numbers. To avoid the inconvenience of typing a long string of numbers to access any site, a service called “Domain Name Servers” (DNS) was created. DNS converts the numbered address of a website into words, which make it easier to remember various websites. For example, Google’s search page has a numbered address of 126.96.36.199 and it is listed as www.google.com in DNS.
What is a domain registrar? A domain registrar is a company that manages the reservation of internet domain names. Domain names are like a piece of territory on the internet. If you need a website to market your products and services, then you need a domain name: your own turf on the internet. Domain names are usually the name of the company that the website is associated with, like Google.com, CNN.com, ESPN.com, and so on. A domain name has to be purchased through a domain registrar. Common examples of domain registrars are iPage, GoDaddy, BlueHost, and HostGator. If your organization created a website, then it first bought its domain from a domain registrar.
CloudFlare - Essentially RepZio is moving your current or new DNS to CloudFlare for several reasons: security, reliability, and insight. Once the CloudFlare account is created please provide RepZio the username and password along with the Domain Registrar information. The next step, the new B2B site will go LIVE!