DNS

DNS

First, lets do the DNS. I use Cloudflare for everything and we’re only using DNS, none of their CDN features so if you want to use Cloudflare too it’s pretty straightforward. Crucially, it’s also safe. We’re not using Cloudflares SSL nor their reverse proxy CDN setup, only DNS – so ensure the orange cloud is disabled. SECONDLY, do NOT update your SSH port before quickbox does, leave it at 22 and leave Quickbox update it for you!

Login to your domain provider and search for the ‘nameservers’ section. When found, create an account at Cloudflare. Login to Cloudflare, add site and follow the steps, at the end it will give you two Cloudflare nameserver addresses. Take these and go back to your domain provider and switch them out. This process can take a while but fortunately, Cloudflare will email you when it’s finished.

Once that’s done, (assuming you want to use nonwww) CNAME the WWW record to your root domain and create an A-Record for your domain to your servers IP Address. You can also create an A-Record for plex and point it to the same IP. It’s hard to give a rundown on DNS as every provider is different, the end goal is very straightforward, all you need to do is point your domain to your servers IP. Here’s an example image, obviously sub in your domain name and actual server IP.