This is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.
CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with Host4Geeks! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
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. We power more than 65 billion monthly page views—more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined—and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.
Faster web performance
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform liken Host4Geeks’ and make it even better.
We run 23 data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
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) we 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. We 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.
In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.
Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with Host4Geeks, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through your existing Host4Geeks cPanel dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!
We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through Host4Geeks are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.
We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start with Host4Geeks, but the next step is to join the CloudFlare community.
How CloudFlare Optimizes Website Speed?
CloudFlare utilizes a global network of servers to speed up the delivery of content by caching it on their servers. This means that when someone visits your site, they are served the cached version instead of needing to wait for the original content from your server. Furthermore, CloudFlare is able to compress certain types of files and resources which further reduces the load time of your website.
How CloudFlare Improves Website Security?
CloudFlare is a great safety net for websites as it helps protect against DDoS attacks and malicious traffic. It constantly monitors incoming requests to make sure only legitimate traffic is accessing your website. Furthermore, it can detect suspicious activities such as automated bots, and block them from accessing your site.
The benefits of using Cloudflare CDN services
- Improved website speed and performance through global content delivery
- Reduced server load and improved website availability
- Enhanced website security through distributed security measures
- Improved user experience with faster page load times
- Increased website scalability to handle increased traffic
- Better protection against DDoS attacks and other security threats
- Improved website SEO by reducing latency and increasing uptime
- Cost-effective solution for website optimization and security
- Easy integration with existing website infrastructure
- Advanced analytics and insights into website traffic and performance.
How Does CloudFlare Work?
CloudFlare works by managing traffic between the user’s browser and your web server. When someone visits your website, CloudFlare stores a cached version of the content on their servers, so when another visitor requests it, CloudFlare can deliver the cached version without having to wait for your server. This helps reduce page load times and improves website performance. Additionally, CloudFlare also uses its security features to scan incoming traffic and filter out malicious requests. This helps keep your website safe from DDoS attacks, malicious bots, and other security threats.
Cloudflare’s security features and protection against cyber threats
Cloudflare is constantly monitoring for malicious activity and suspicious requests. It scans incoming traffic to ensure it is legitimate and can detect bots or other automated activities that could be used to attack your site. It also provides an extra layer of protection against DDoS attacks by filtering out unwanted traffic.
How CloudFlare protects against DDoS attacks?
Cloudflare offers a variety of tools to help protect against DDoS attacks. It has a distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection system that monitors traffic and filters out malicious requests before they can reach your website. Furthermore, CloudFlare also provides its own anti-DDoS solution which utilizes its Anycast technology to spread traffic across multiple data centers, making it harder for attackers to target your website.
The ease of setting up and managing a CloudFlare account
Setting up a CloudFlare account is quite simple and straightforward. All you need to do is sign up for an account, enter your web address, and then select the settings for how you want CloudFlare to optimize your website. You can choose from various features such as caching, security, performance optimization, and more. Once these are set up, you can manage your account from the Cloudflare dashboard.
The cost-effectiveness of using CloudFlare for website speed and security
CloudFlare is a great way to improve website speed and security while reducing costs. The CloudFlare free plan offers basic features such as caching, content optimization, and protection against DDoS attacks. For more advanced features such as analytics, advanced security settings, and expanded cache storage, there are several premium plans available at an affordable cost.
By using CloudFlare, you can improve website speed and performance, reduce server load and availability, enhance website security measures, and provide a better user experience with faster page load times. CloudFlare also provides a cost-effective solution for website optimization and security, making it an ideal choice for businesses of all sizes.
Cloudflare is a powerful, cost-effective solution for website optimization and security. It provides faster page loading times, improved performance, better scalability to handle increased traffic, and enhanced security measures to protect against malicious attacks. Additionally, it can be easily set up and managed from the Cloudflare dashboard. If you’re looking for a way to improve your website’s performance and security, then CloudFlare is definitely worth considering.