Connecting custom domains can get messy so we are cleaning up the process with the help of Cloudflare.
What is Cloudflare?
Cloudflare is a CDN that provides Kajabi users a free solution to connect their domains to their Kajabi websites without compromising the speed, security, and simplicity of your Kajabi website. Althewhile, offering further customizability and features to help enhance your user's experience.
Connecting your custom domain with Kajabi is easy as 1, 2, 3....4.....5..... 😳
Okay, we know it's not the most straightforward process. But, connecting your custom domain to Kajabi with Cloudflare is easier than competing CDN's. And, It's free! On top of that, we've laid out the entire flow to guide you through every step of the way to make sure your connection is flawless.
Cloudflare makes SSL Certification Easy
Cloudflare allows you to use Kajabi's SSL certificate for your WWW subdomain while providing a free SSL certificate for your domain. This is the best of both worlds, as we can not install additional certificates on our servers. Having both your domain and subdomain SSL certified will help you gain the trust of your page viewers who are potentially giving you sensitive information.
An SSL certificate (or Secure Sockets Layer), is a certificate that tells your website visitors that the information shared on your website is secure through encryption algorithms. In other words, being SSL Certified stops hackers from retrieving your user's names, addresses, and credit card info, etc.
Your website visitors can see whether or not your site is SSL certified by the little lock icon next to the URL and that your URL will start with https:// (the S in https stands for Secure ). Being SSL certified will give page viewers the confidence to enter their information on your page and will also significantly increase your SEO ratings with Google.
Requires only one DNS Record Change
Cloudflare makes the DNS connection with Kajabi easy by changing only one CNAME record to point to our endpoint URL for a custom domain URL that would be used with a Kajabi site. It can be the domain main URL (www.domain.com) or a subdomain (portal.domain.com).
Provides Name Servers and Page Rules
The Cloudflare name servers will make sure that your users are sent to the correct page when typing in your domain name URL. And, to make it easier for your page viewers, Cloudflare provides three free page rules to make sure page viewers get to your site when they type your URL without:
- or any incorrect combination of the three.
A simple way to illustrate how name servers work is by comparing them to the contacts list on your cell phone. The contacts list on your phone connects phone numbers to names so that you no longer need to memorize a list of phone numbers and instead just need to know the name of the person you would like to call. Similarly, name servers connect IP addresses to Domain names so that when you want to go to a website, you don't need to know the IP address but instead just know the domain name.
Name Servers also enhance security, acting as a filter to your Website. An attack on any user in the Cloudflare network is quickly identified and then blocked for the whole community, maximizing security on your site. Cloudflare protects against cross-site scripting, SQL injection, comment spam, bot crawlers, and much more.