Cloudflare CDN for HollaEx
Cloudflare provides a powerful CDN along with DNS services for your domain. While enabling the CDN, you can also get an SSL certificate from Cloudflare for free.
Applying CDN with Cloudflare can significantly boost the loading speed on your website as it uses optimized caching methods that help content and images to load faster.
For DIY users, please issue an SSL certificate on your server end before you go through to enable the CDN. You can issue the SSL certificate by running
Please keep in mind that if you are using the Cloud, turn on the CDN proxy (the orange cloud) only after you have set your domain on the dashboard (No longer using the 'hollaex.cloud' domain supplied).
To start, simply go to cloudflare.com, make an account, and click the "Add Site" button on the console.
This is what you will see straight after account creation
Type your domain, and click "Add Site".
Enteryour domain here, bear in mind the steps in the 'Before You Get Start' section above
Here select a plan. Fortunately, the free plan provides a decent setup to start with and you can always upgrade it later if you desire.
Everythings better when it's free
Cloudflare then displays the existing DNS configurations for your domain. Compare what Cloudflare has found to what is in your DNS settings and add anything it has missed (it's generally pretty good at picking up everything it needs though).
Again, please keep in mind that if you are using the Cloud, turn on the proxy (the orange cloud) only after you have set your domain on the dashboard.
Your records may not look the same as this, so don't worry if they differ from this screenshot
After editing the DNS records page if needed, if your domain was obtained through a provider other than Cloudflare, you will need to change these nameservers as shown in the screenshot below.
The two nameservers at the top are for my Godaddy obtained domain, and I need to change to the bottom two
This will mean heading over to your DNS settings and finding a 'Change Nameservers' option. This will vary depending on what provider you use, so if you are struggling Google 'change nameservers <your-domain-provider>'.
Once you find how to do this for your provider, copy both the Cloudflare nameservers and swap out the old for the new.
The transfer will usually take a few minutes but it could take a few hours (up to 48 in rare cases). You will get an email notification once the transfer is completed.
One final step for better security and compatibility, after receiving this email, set the SSL/TLS encryption mode to 'Full' as you can see in the image below.
Accessed via the sidebar SSL/TLS option, on the first page
In case you have an existing SSL on your server side, the server connection will fail if you do not set this to 'Full'. For the Cloud exchanges, you should always set it to 'Full'. DIY exchanges with
hollaex prodenabled should always set the option to 'Full' as well.
Once the nameservers are fully migrated and the SSL gets applied, you will be able to reach your HollaEx Kit exchange website with SSL and CDN enabled. You can confirm the status by checking the SSL certificate details on your website.