iControlWP - Multiple WordPress Management
[resolved] Cloudflare (2 posts)

  1. Terence
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does this work when both nodes are behind CloudFlare's reverse proxy?

    When I tried to connect my first site with MainWP I got an immediate 523 error.

    All my sites are behind CloudFlare's reverse proxy, including the main node, and so when I looked up CloudFlare on their site I found a workaround which said, basically, disable CloudFlare's protection.

    Now, call me old-fashioned if you like, but that doesn't rate as much of a workaround in my book. Not even a kludge!

    I have years of experience with multiple servers working with CloudFlare, so its a 'big ask' to get me to switch off their security, which has saved several sites of mine on more than one occasion, and trust MainWP's which, as far as I am concerned, is a big unknown quantity.

    So, how about a REAL solution from iControlWP? One like ~ if you just whitelist these IPs and do this or that, everything works fine and the error 523 goes away?

    But not switch off Cloudflare's security. That's a non-starter, at least for me it is.


  2. Paul G.
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Terence,

    From the outset we've built the system to run with cloudflare as all of our sites are also on CloudFlare.

    We have talked with CloudFlare itself about globally white-listing our IP addresses, but this is something they are reluctant to do in general.

    You can add white lists to CloudFlare itself per-account, so if you do face issues, you can try that.

    We have customers on cloudflare and they don't have issues, and we also have a cloudflare integration so you can manage certain cloudflare settings directly from within iControlWP itself:

    Hope that helps!

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