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Understanding the Cloudflare Security Page

In this post, let’s understand why you see the Cloudflare security page when visiting certain sites. This page appears because the website owner has enabled Cloudflare, a crucial security provider for many websites. There is no way to bypass this page, and unlike ad blockers, there are no Cloudflare blockers available.

What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is a cloud provider that specializes in security and performance, offering various features that website owners can activate. If you encounter the Cloudflare security page, it means the website owner has enabled it for security reasons. If you own a website, you should consider enabling Cloudflare too.

Automatic Access and Verification

Usually, Cloudflare will try to automatically let you access the page. However, if you’re using a VPN or an unreliable ISP with many shared IPs, you may need to verify your humanity with a CAPTCHA.

Enabling Cloudflare Security on Your Site

Here’s how to enable this feature on your own site using the free plan:

  1. Visit your site on Cloudflare.
  2. Ensure your site is accessible without the Cloudflare security page.
  3. Go to “Overview” and enable “Under Attack Mode.”
  4. After enabling, you will see the Cloudflare security page upon refreshing.
  5. Verify yourself if using a VPN, and you’ll be granted access.

To disable it once again, go to “Quick Actions,” select “Under Attack Mode,” and disable it. You can then choose a different security level, like “High,” which does not display the security page.

Why This Matters

Seeing the Cloudflare security page is not a bug or spam. It’s a measure taken by website owners to enhance security, especially if their site has been hacked, receives too many spam requests, or is facing brute-force attacks. Enabling “Under Attack Mode” or “Bot Mode” under “Security” helps protect the site.

If you have questions or need support with WordPress or Linux servers, check the description for my contact links.

That’s it for this post. Until next time!

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In this video, let’s understand why, when you visit certain sites, you will see this Cloudflare security page. This is a page that comes up as a result of the website owner enabling Cloudflare. There’s nothing you can do to remove this page, and you’d think that since there are ad blockers, maybe there’s a Cloudflare blocker. So, you might decide, “Let me go to Chrome and see if there’s a Cloudflare blocker.”

You’ll see that there aren’t any Cloudflare blockers, and that is because Cloudflare is a very important security provider for most website owners. Cloudflare is a cloud provider that specializes in security and performance. They have lots of features that a website owner might activate for their site. So, if you experience this, just know that the website owner has enabled Cloudflare on their site for security reasons. Even you, if you have a website, should enable Cloudflare as well.

Usually, it will try to automatically let you access the page. If you’re using a VPN or your ISP provider is not trustworthy, and they have lots of shared IPs, you’ll find that you have to verify your humanity by completing a CAPTCHA. If you have a website and want to enable this specific feature and you’re on the free plan, this is how you can do it.

Let me use this as an example. This is one of my sites on Cloudflare. Let me just visit this site and open the link in a new tab. If I just access it, you’ll see that the website is accessible and there’s no Cloudflare security page. If I want to enable the security page for this site, I will have to go to “Overview” and then enable “Under Attack Mode.” After enabling that, you will receive that page. If I refresh this page now, I will have to talk to Cloudflare first before I can visit the page. Since I’m using a VPN, I’m going to have to verify myself by clicking on the CAPTCHA, and then it will let me in.

If you want to disable it again, you’ll just come back here under “Quick Actions,” select “Under Attack Mode,” and then disable it. You can then select a different security level for your site. In my case, I’m going to go with “High,” but with “High,” it doesn’t bring up the Cloudflare security page.

I hope this will help you understand why you’re seeing the Cloudflare security page on most websites that you visit. It is not a bug, it is not spam; it’s just the website owner trying to maintain security on their site. Maybe they’ve been hacked, or maybe they’re receiving too many spam requests, or some people are downloading their websites, or people are brute-forcing their login page. So, they decide to put their website on Cloudflare and then enable “Under Attack Mode.” You can also enable “Bot Mode,” which is under “Security.”

If you come here under “Security,” you’ll see there are lots of other options. I hope this will help you understand why, when you visit certain pages, you will always see the Cloudflare security page. If you have any questions or need any WordPress or Linux server support, feel free to look in the description. You’re going to find my links there.

Alright, that’s it for this video. Until next time.

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