When using Cloudflare DNS, you have a few options for your DNS zone setup:
- (most common): Use Cloudflare as your primary DNS provider and manage your DNS records on Cloudflare.
- : Keep your primary DNS provider and only use Cloudflare’s reverse proxy for individual subdomains.
- : With your apex domain (
example.com) on a partial or full setup, independently manage the settings for a specific subdomain (
blog.example.com) within a separate zone and, potentially, a separate account.
- : Use Cloudflare and another DNS provider together across your entire zone to increase availability and fault tolerance. DNS records will be transferred between providers using or .
Common use cases and availability
If you are unsure of which setup to use, consider the questions below for an overview of common use cases and their correspondence to each setup and .
Are you on a Free or Pro plan?
Will you be using Cloudflare with other DNS providers?