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Get started with Argo Smart Routing

Argo Smart Routing is a one-click solution to speed up your global traffic.

To enable Argo Smart Routing in the dashboard:

  1. Log in to your Cloudflare dashboard and select your account and domain.

  2. Go to Traffic > Argo Smart Routing.

  3. For Argo Smart Routing, switch the toggle to On.

  4. Provide your billing information.

    • If you do not have a billing profile, enter your billing information.

    • If you have a billing profile, confirm your billing information.

To enable or disable Argo Smart Routing with the API, send a PATCH request with the value parameter set to your desired setting ("on" or "off").

You will need to already have a billing profile on your account to enable Argo Smart Routing.

​​ Billing

If Cloudflare mitigates attacks on your site - whether through DDoS protection, the WAF, or other mechanisms - that traffic will not be included in any charges for Argo Smart Routing.

Since this is a service with usage-based billing, Cloudflare recommends that you set up usage-based billing notifications to avoid unexpected bills.

To set up those notifications:

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard.

  2. Select your account.

  3. Go to Notifications.

  4. On Alert Type of Usage Based Billing, click Select.

  5. Fill out the following information:

    • Name
    • Product
    • Notification limit (exact metric will vary based on product)
    • Notification email
  6. Select Save.

​​ Enable Argo Tiered Cache

Cache works by storing a copy of website content at Cloudflare’s data centers. Argo Tiered Cache divides these data centers into a hierarchy based on location. This behavior allows Cloudflare to deliver content from data centers closest to your visitor.

Argo Smart Routing and Argo Tiered Cache work together to provide the most efficient connection for visitors to your site. For more information, go to Tiered Cache.