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!!!

Installation Steps:

1. SSH to the server in which you need to install CloudFlare plugin.

2. Enter the cPanel basic directory:

cd /usr/local/cpanel

3. Download the tar file to your server.

curl -k -L > 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.

cd cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-UNIQUE_ID/cloudflare

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
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 🙂


Related Links:
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Arunlal Ashok

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5 Responses

  1. Kyle says:

    It keeps telling me there is no such file or directory

  2. Precious says:

    thanks for the guide bro

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