What is CloudFlare?
Written by Arian Jahansouz Thursday, 9 August 2012
Arvixe is happy to announce a new partnership with CloudFlare, the web’s easiest performance and security solution. As a CloudFlare Certified Partner, we deliver their simple and free solution to help protect and accelerate your website. Once your website joins the CloudFlare community, it loads twice as fast and is protected from a range of online threats.
Getting started is super easy—you just need to log into your control panel and look for the CloudFlare icon. With two clicks, you can activate CloudFlare and your website will automatically be faster and safer around the world. Click here to learn how to setup CloudFlare on your Arvixe account.
To learn more about CloudFlare, you can watch the introductory video below!
With 19 data centers around the world, when you begin using CloudFlare, your traffic is directed towards their nearest data center. As your traffic passes through the data centers, CloudFlare intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on their 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.
Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) tracked on the Internet. 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 the approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. CloudFlare analyzes 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. In time, the goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given the scale and the billions of different attacks seen and adapted to every year, CloudFlare is well on their way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.
At Arvixe, we are delighted to offer this great service to you and help make your website faster and safer. So what are you waiting for? Setup CloudFlare on your Arvixe account and start protecting and speeding up your website today!