Description

CloudFlare plugin for CPanel. Please note: The cPanel plugin is for Certified CloudFlare Hosting Partners.

Installation

Using an SSH client such as Terminal or Putty:

Step 1. Access cPanel for the server using root user by:

ssh root@SERVER IP ADDRESS or SERVER NAME

Step 2.

cd /usr/local/cpanel

Step 3.

curl -k -L https://github.com/cloudflare/CloudFlare-CPanel/tarball/master > cloudflare.tar.gz

Step 4.

tar -zxvf cloudflare.tar.gz

This extracts a directory that includes a UNIQUE ID. For example, the directory will be in this format:
cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-d03f3b8
The UNIQUE ID is only: d03f3b8
The UNIQUE ID is not cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-d03f3b8

Step 5.

cd cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-UNIQUE ID/cloudflare/

Step 6.

./install_cf HOST_API_KEY mod_cf “YOUR_COMPANY_NAME”

example for Awesome Hosting Company: ./install_cf 56yt8x9s987dfy4324bnv mod_cf “Awesome Hosting”

Step 7. This will start the installation. cPanel is installed first, followed by mod_cloudflare. Depending on your server, it will take between 15 seconds and 4 minutes. You know it will be done when you see:
CloudFlare module installed successfully

Step 8. CloudFlare is now successfully added to this server. You need to repeat the process for each additional server (unless you have an automatic update script).

Best SysAdmin practices

Now that CloudFlare is installed, you can remove some of the unnecessary remnant files:

Step 9.

cd ../ ../

This takes you back two levels.

Step 10.

rm -rf cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-UNIQUE ID*
To check if it is installed:
cat etc/cloudflare.json

You should see an output with the following:

root@server1 [/usr/local/cpanel]# cat etc/cloudflare.json
{
 “host_key”:”32yt5a7b436tuy8974tre -”, (For security purposes, this will not be your host key.)
 “host_formal_name”:”Awesome Hosting”,
 “host_name”:”api.cloudflare.com”,
 “host_uri”:”/host-­gw.html”,
 “user_name”:”www.cloudflare.com”,
 “user_uri”:”/api_json.html”,
 “host_port”:”443”,
 “host_prefix”:”cloudflare-­resolve-­to”,
 “cp_version”:”1.3.0”
}
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