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CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.
We are excited to announce our partnership with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company since 2001. If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, their value proposition is simple: They will make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare is a service that improves your website’s performance and security. CloudFlare acts as a proxy between your visitors and our servers and can cache content and filter malicious traffic before it hits your origin server. CloudFlare is suitable for all websites, including dynamic websites. We have partnered with CloudFlare and have implemented the service into our control panel. This means you can try the service with just a few clicks. If you are ever unhappy you can turn CloudFlare off as easily as you turned it on.
Today, hundreds of thousands of websites—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments—use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. CloudFlare powers more than 40 billion monthly page views—more than Amazon.com, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple and Bing combined—and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.Faster web performance
ClouFlare runs 14 data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, they begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, CloudFlare intelligently determines what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on thier servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before they check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.
CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.Broad web security
Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) they track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.
CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. They analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.