Simple steps to install CloudFlare plugin on cPanel server
The CloudFlare cPanel plugin installation is very simple and it can be achieved within 5 minutes. This plugin integrates CloudFlare with your cPanel server. Try this and enjoy!!!
1. SSH to the server in which you need to install CloudFlare plugin.
2. Enter the cPanel basic directory:
3. Download the tar file to your server.
curl -k -L https://github.com/cloudflare/CloudFlare-CPanel/tarball/master > cloudflare.tar.gz
4. Untar the file
tar -zxvf cloudflare.tar.gz
5. This will extracts a directory which includes a UNIQUE_ID. The sample format of this will be as follows:
Here w40bbb3 is the UNIQUE_ID.
6. Execute the install script in the following format:
./install_cf API_HOST_KEY mod_cf "Your Company Name"
API_HOST_KEY – You will get this from your CloudFlare panel.
Your Company name – You can give your hostname here.
mod_cf is optional. If set, the installer will also try to install mod_cloudflare
That’s it!!! Now, you will be able to see an icon for “CloudFlare” in all your cPanel accounts.
Sample Output for a successful installation:
info [verify_api_spec_files] LoadFile Done Register Complete ==> mod_cloudflare: Installed successfully. ==> You may need to customize your EasyApache profile to include Mod CloudFlare CloudFlare module installed successfully.
In some cases, if you see the output as :
Your HOST_KEY (d892a17e61de5caa062302d54714eb39e4d42) is invalid.
If you see this error, please contact CloudFlare support and ask for valid Host key.
That’s it 🙂