Configuring your domain correctly and pointing the necessary DNS records to Kinsta is a crucial part of going live with your site. In our guides linked below, we discuss how to set up the proper DNS records for Cloudflare and non-Cloudflare domains.
Cloudflare vs. Non-Cloudflare Domains
In the context of this article:
- If your domain is already connected to Cloudflare through your own active Cloudflare account, then it is considered a “Cloudflare domain.”
- If your domain has no connection to Cloudflare (proxy or DNS), then it is considered a “non-Cloudflare domain.”
Users with active Cloudflare accounts of their own will need to follow a special set of instructions to maintain compatibility between the two Cloudflare zones (their Cloudflare account and our free Cloudflare integration).
Add Domain Guides
The process for how to point your domain to Kinsta depends on whether your site already uses Cloudflare:
- How To Add a Non-Cloudflare Domain to a Site on Kinsta
- How To Add a Cloudflare Domain to a Site on Kinsta
We also recommend reviewing our go-live checklist to make sure you have everything ready to make your site live.
If you need to change your site’s primary domain in MyKinsta (the “main domain” of the site), check out our guide on How To Change Your Primary Domain.