Have you ever been worried about your website’s speed and security or instances of sudden (or not that unexpected) malware or malicious traffic? How do you fight against hacks, virus attacks, and other ill-wishers, widespread on the Internet? The ugly truth is that sooner or later every website faces these issues and then the need for a solution that saves hours of efforts, huge costs, and inconveniences, is inevitable.
Worry no more! Our perfect solution for your website comes to save the day. We are happy to announce our partnership with CloudFlare today, a web performance and security company.
What is CloudFlare CDN?
CloudFlare is a CDN (content delivery network), which optimizes the performance of your site. Thanks to its extensive network all around the world, CloudFlare CDN caches and presents the static content of your site from the server, which is located closest to your visitors. As a result, your site will open times faster than usual, retaining satisfaction in your customers and they will not close your site, disappointed that it failed to open.
If you haven’t heard of CloudFlare before, their proposition is simple: they will make any website twice as fast and protect it from a wide range of web threats. No wonder we have specifically chosen to partner with CloudFlare – a well established CDN company which has more than 24 access points across the world!
Today, hundreds of thousands of websites – ranging from individual blogs and e-commerce sites, to the websites of Fortune 500 companies, and national governments – use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. CloudlFlare 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 its network. In other words, CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. Amazing, right?
How CloudFlare increases the speed and security of your site?
As your traffic passes through their data centers, CloudFlare intelligently determines what parts of your website is static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on the CloudFlare servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before they check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically loading the cached 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 website and the server it is hosted on. That in turn 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% decrease in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that using CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.
CloudFlare isn`t all about speed. With web threats on the rise, the risks and costs involved to keep websites and data secure have increased. Online threats range from nuisances like comment spam and excessive bot crawling to malicious attacks like SQL injection and denial of service (DOS) attacks. CloudFlare provides security protection against all of these types of threats and more to keep your website safe.
WebHostFace and CloudFlare
You will probably be tempted by the fact that using CloudFlare on your site hosted with us will load two times faster than usual and enjoy up to 60% less bandwidth. In addition, CDN-optimized websites are significantly more protected from spam and DDoS attacks than websites without it.
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like WebHostFace and make it even better. Used along our shared hosting plans, CloudFlare makes your websites comfortable, easy and quick to navigate. And if there is anything better than a service that saves time, nerves and money while providing a pleasant experience for your visitors, that would definitely be a free service that achieves it. Yes, you read it correctly, CloudFlare is free for our customers using shared hosting plans. What is more, we have integrated an easy-to-use button in your cPanel so that you save a ton of hassle and time and set it up with just a click. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it! For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, there is a paid Pro version available as well.
Start your hosting experience with us today and benefit from this wonderful partnership like so many happy clients before you.
See how activating CloudFlare CDN makes your website Faster, Safer and Smarter in our cool infographic: