CloudFlare Speeds Up Your Website
CloudFlare protects and speeds up website traffic. Sites that use CloudFlare see a significant boost in performance and decrease in spam and other digital attacks.
With CloudFlare, your web pages are automatically optimized, so your visitors are sure to get the fastest page load times and highest performance possible. CloudFlare also blocks threats and imposes limits on abusive bots and search engine crawlers, so they don’t eat up your bandwidth and server resources.
CloudFlare aims especially to guard their customers’ websites against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. For example, in 2014 CloudFlare mitigated the single largest DDoS attack ever recorded, which peaked at 400 Gbit/s. The company also provides other services like a web application firewall (WAF) and web traffic analytics. CloudFlare’s core services are free, but they also sell enhanced services for websites who need extra features like real time reporting or Secure Socket Layers (SSL).
CDN & a Global Network
CloudFlare also provides a content delivery network (CDN) and distributed domain name serversystem. CloudFlare uses a modified version of Nginx as a key technology operating from within 30 partner data centers.
When your website becomes a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic gets routed through their intelligent global network; this service provides a buffer between the visitor and your hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for your website.
The CloudFlare network secures, accelerates, and improves availability for a website or mobile app by using a DNS change. Thus, CloudFlare optimizes web and mobile pages to upgrade page load times and performance while protecting your website from a range of online threats like spammers, SQL injection, and DDOS.
CloudFlare Is Easy to Set Up
CloudFlare can be used by anyone with a website and unique domain, regardless of your choice of platform. CloudFlare has built the next-generation content distribution network, which means their CDN is easier to setup, more affordable, and performs better than any legacy CDN on the market.
From start to finish, setup takes less than 5 minutes. It requires no extra hardware or software, nor any alteration to existing code on your site; only a simple change to the settings on your domain's DNS is needed. CloudFlare’s CDN dramatically reduces hops and lowers latency; the result is an average request that takes fewer than 10 hops and less than 30ms. CloudFlare’s efficient proprietary software allows them to process millions of requests per second.