Nov 23, 2015 - 08:21 AM
In order to protect us and our clients from hacking attempts, and DDOS attacks we rely on Cloudflare to protect us. By having cloudflare proxy the traffic before it arrives to our server, we closed all outside connections that try to hit the server directly.
For that reason if you are not powered by Cloudflare you can't route traffic to your website as it will get blocked.
We have fully integrated Cloudflare DNS API into Shopping Cart Elite. So you can add and make modification to your DNS records without relying on us once we start powering your DNS via Cloudflare.
If you need your old website to remain live while you will be powering the Shopping Cart Elite website via subdomain. We will need to power your DNS, but we can leave your old website DNS records as is so nothing will change on your old website, but the new subdomain for Shopping Cart Elite will start working.
Cloudflare does not host your website, they only power your DNS. If you are hosting your website on Godaddy, it will remain hosted on Godaddy. Usually Godaddy will power your host and DNS. A DNS is simply a proxy route to the host. In Cloudflare we are able to disable a certain subdomain from being powered by Cloudflare and simply pass the traffic to the destination IP (host). Therefore if you have your domain on www.domain.com on Godaddy and you have your subdomain store.domain.com on Shopping Cart Elite, Once we power your DNS via Cloudflare and disable the powered by Cloudflare on www.domain.com you will see no difference if Godaddy is powering your DNS or Cloudflare.