How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site:
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 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 their network.
Faster web performance:
The service is designed to take a great hosting platform like ours and make it even better & they maintain in upwards of 23 data centers strategically located around the world. When you enable CloudFlare, it begins to rout your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, they intelligently determines 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.
The 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, 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. As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites. As a site starts undergoing a ddos attack, CloudFlare can begin to mitigate this attack and keep the website online.
The 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. 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, 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.”
CloudFlare provides insight to your website traffic that you can’t get from other analytics programs.
In addition to visitor analytics, you can monitor threats and search engine crawlers. For most websites, these threats and crawlers make up 20% to 50% of traffic. It’s traffic every website should understand, but most analytics services ignore.
Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with VeeroTech Systems, LLC, the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through your cPanel dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!
CloudFlare has kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through VeeroTech Systems, LLC are free. Moreover, you’re not charged for bandwidth or storage that routes through CloudFlare, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.
For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, CloudFlare also offers a ‘Pro’ tier of service for $20/month. The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.
For current VeeroTech Systems, LLC customers, this can be enabled from inside of cPanel by navigating to the CloudFlare panel shown below.
x3 cPanel theme:
Paper Lantern cPanel theme:
We’ll have an upcoming announcement on the integration of “Railgun” for our customers to utilize, free of charge. The Railgun technology is typically only available for customers using the CloudFlare Business plan – a $200 savings by choosing VeeroTech Systems, LLC as your web host!If the steps above listed in this article do not resolve your issue, please feel free to open a support ticket and we’d be happy to take a look.
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