Pixelrights no longer automatically supplies SSL certificates for domain names purchased outside of the Pixelrights Domains registry.
But don't panic...you will not need to buy an SSL Certificate from your own domain host!
In order to point your domain name at your website securely, you will just need to make some minor changes to your DNS settings.
Please remember...we can always step-in to help, should you find this a technical challenge!
In summary, you will need to:
Register a Cloudflare account, then add your domain name to your Cloudflare dashboard.
Add 3 A Records for your domain name, to your Cloudflare dashboard.
Copy the Nameservers for your domain name created in Cloudflare.
Add these new Cloudflare Nameservers into your domain name host dashboard.
Please follow this step-by-step Guide to get set-up.
Step 1: Get started with Cloudflare.
Step 2: Register a Cloudflare account.
- Enter your email address.
- Create a new password.
Step 3: Add your domain name to Cloudflare.
- Click the 'Add site' button
- Enter your domain name.
- Click the 'Add site' button again.
Step 4: Select a FREE subscription plan.
- Select the 'Free' plan.
- Click the 'Confirm plan' button.
Step 5: Enter your DNS information.
- Go to the DNS menu.
- Add your domain name's A Records into the DNS settings.
Note: The first three records are important.
- A Record Name - Enter the * symbol. Enter IP Address: 22.214.171.124
- A Record Name - Type your domain name. Enter IP Address: 126.96.36.199
- A Record Name - Enter www. Enter IP Address: 188.8.131.52
The A Record settings must point to the IP Address: 184.108.40.206 and the 'Proxy status' is set on 'Proxied'.
Step 6: Replace your Domain Nameservers with Cloudflare Nameservers.
Cloudflare will give you the new Nameservers information, which you have to enter in your Domain names's Dashboard settings.
Nameserver 1: example.ns.cloudflare.com
Nameserver 2: example.ns.cloudflare.com
Step 7: Set up the SSL/TLS
- Go to SSL/TLS in the Menu
- Select the 'Full' setting.
Step 8: Enable HTTPS
Go to Edge Certificates tab in the menu.
Go to the 'Always use HTTPS’ section.