What is CloudFlare?

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!

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24 Comments on What is CloudFlare?

  1. Kevin Leary says:

    Good article Arian,

    Is it OK if I use a few of these points in the Blog article here: What is CloudFlare?. I want to include some of the specific statistics you touch on, for example:

    “CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) tracked on the Internet. ”

    Where did this stat come from?

  2. Gerardo says:

    Hi, will CloudFlare help to accelerate my website (hosted at ARVIXE – USA) to my visitors located almost 100% in Chile?, or ist it primarily usefull for US visitors? Thanks and regards

  3. julian says:

    Can I get to this option through the WebsitePanel or is this just in the cPanel?

  4. Lonny says:

    Not providing a service nor charging for anything on our websites, we rely heavily on monetization. How does this affect banner advertising, both with Google AdSense and third party ad hosts and servers? Google is very particular about its ad placements. Does CloudFlare negatively affect visitor stats like, unique IPs, referrers, entry page, hits, revisits, etc?

  5. shakun shan says:

    I am with VPS asp with arvixe, Whether any datacenter in India for cloudfare purpose.
    My most of the visitors will be from India.

    Is it advisable – to host my site at Indian datacenter rather at US datacenter?
    Plz clear the doubt.

  6. Corsara says:

    My ASP.NET website relies on people creating and updating information in their Ads, which should be usually available immediately. There is only one aspx page, and the page is built based on the parameters on the server side, then sent to the browser. Is it true to assume that in this case CludFlare is not going to be a viable option for me to use?

    Thanks in advance.

  7. Alessio says:

    The service is free? If I’m not satisfied, i can drop this service?

  8. Melissa Gammons says:

    I am confused about the cost of Cloudflare. Twice I have been in chat w/ billing support and first time I was told it was free, second time I was told that it was $4 after the reseller account.

    Seeking clarification: I can sign my clients up for this service for FREE. What if they want the service above the free account? Is there a discount?

    • Noah S says:


      Cloudflare does have a free version that they offer and paid versions. For exact details on Cloudflare pricing you will want to check with Cloudflare, unfortunately there is no discount offered by cloudflare for Arvixe customers.


  9. Nelson says:

    Users should also know that the free CloudFlare does not work with secure sites. You need the Pro version to pass along encrypted connections.

  10. kidzeegames says:

    paid version or pro version is really very helpful.
    i am using paid version from last 3 months and it is really very perfect for my site.

  11. Jon says:

    Great info. I’ve been staring at this option on Dreamhost now for months. Time to take the plunge.

  12. ketil ervik says:

    And att most Oxwall plugin is not compatible with CloudFlare. Therefore I do not use it on the VPS server.

  13. Dennis Muse says:

    You host two blogs sites under two domain names for me, should I use the cPanel method to intstall CloudFlare or is it best to use the WordPress CloudFlare Plugin? Can I add it to both domains?

    • Alex says:


      You shouldn’t have any issues adding it to both domains.

      I recommend using the cPanel method for installing/enabling CloudFlare. Arvixe is a CloudFlare optimized partner which means we’re able to offer you Railgun completely free (this is normally included in the $200 per month package). It is very unlikely that the WordPress plugin would include this.



  14. Annick says:

    I have no cloudflare button on my cpanel

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