How to Install the CloudFlare cPanel Plugin in Linux VPS?

The CloudFlare plugin integrates CloudFlare services with the cPanel server. It allows your customers to set up CloudFlare services via cPanel. This plugin can be installed in your cPanel server with a few commands. 

First, you should get the HOST KEY from CloudFlare before you install the CloudFlare plugin.

1. Log in to your server via SSH with the root user and navigate to the cPanel directory.

cd /usr/local/cpanel

2. Download the CloudFlare package to your server.

curl -k -L > cloudflare.tar.gz

3. Extract the CloudFlare package. 

tar -zxvf cloudflare.tar.gz

4. This will extract a directory with UNIQUE_ID; the directory should look like the following – 

cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-hsI96dg6 // Here unique ID is hsI96dg6

5. Navigate to the CloudFlare directory and install it in the following format – 

cd cloudflare-CloudFlare-cPanel-UNIQUE_ID/cloudflare    // Replace your unique ID.
./install_cf API_HOST_KEY mod_cf "Your Company Name"    // Replace following details.

  • API_HOST_KEY - You will get this from your CloudFlare panel.
  • Your Company Name - Hostname of your server.
  • mod_cf - It is optional. If set, the installer will try to install mod_cloudflare

CloudFlare plugin installation may take between 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

When installed, you will receive this message – ‘CloudFlare module installed successfully – and you will see an icon for CloudFlare in the cPanel accounts.

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