It was shockingly unclear as to how integrate the legacy app with CloudFlare and equally confusing trying to push a non-legacy app live. Bubble if you’re reading, maybe you could make it a little more user friendly. I think I am going to have to hire a free-lancer to get my app on CF. My specific issue was with Google and the A-Name.
If you want to get your app live in a hurry and find the documentation confusing as I did, just un-check the Cloudflare box and it works like it used to.
We’re looking into ways to make the process easier.
would love to disable Cloudflare because this DNS stuff is only giving me errors. Where is the Cloudflare option box? Thanks!
@sorensong I was extremely frustrated with the process, having said that, once you learn it, it’s not that big of a deal.
Where is your domain hosted? What issues are you having specifically?
thanks for the reply! my registrar is Google Domains. i’ve followed step by step the instructions described here, but kept getting ‘CNAME Banned’ (or something like that). i tried several different configs but couldn’t get it to work.
i’d LOVE to have my app running on cloudflare so if you have any tips, i’d GREATLY appreciate you!
@sorensong Great! That’s what I use.
Step 1 - Go to name cheap select free dns at the bottom of the dropdown
Step 2 - enter your domain (leave off the www.) example: yourdomain.com
Step 3 - Name cheap will show you your name servers - KEEP THIS WINDOW OPEN and OPEN A NEW WINDOW
Step 4 - The new window open Google domains, select DNS
Step 5 - Choose “Use Custom Name Servers”
Step 6 - Enter the name servers Name Cheap gave you on step 3
Step 7 - Wait 30 minutes to 60 Minutes
Step 8 - Select your domain from the dashboard on namecheap and choose Advanceed DNS.
Step 9 - create a new Record–> CNAME Record --> Host = www and Value = app.bubble.io TTL= automatic
Step 10 - create a new Record–> Alias Record --> Host = @ and Value = app.bubble.io TTL=
Step 11 - Wait 30 minutes to 60 Minutes
Step 12 - your bubble app – settings — domain/email — enter the domain name you set up, omit the www and you should get a success notification
OMG DUDE THANK YOU!
This means a lot to me, this is incredible!
Will this activate Cloudflare? Or is one of the steps in order to activate CF?
were you able to configure Cloudflare with a domain from Google Domains?
actually, it looks like Bubble might have had some config to fix according to this post: 1014 Error - CNAME Cross-User Banned
ok, i think i know what’s going on. the “app.bubble.io” is actually pointing to CloudFlare? that’s what was confusing me. i followed your instructions but i’m getting this error again
Cloudflare is handled by bubble behind the scenes. Did you get it working?
i haven’t yet
i’ve been back and forth with support and they told me to set my google nameservers back to default and host the A records (that are displayed in Bubble->Domain/Email) on Google Domains- i guess these are themselves Cloudflare records. I did that but still getting the 1014 error after about 12 hours. frustrating to say the least.
I changed the domain in Bubble to include www and it started working. Blerg lol.
I’m just happy i can get back to work!
Thanks again for all your help man!