Cloudflare CDN

Cloudflare is much more than a Content Delivery Network. As well as speeding up load times for your website across the globe, Cloudflare will also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and resources. Cloudflare powered websites see a marked improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare's basic service is free to use and all our clients can activate it with a few simple clicks via Plesk. From start to finish, setup takes most website owners less than 5 Minutes. To take full advantage of Cloudflare you need to make some changes in the Cloudflare dashboard. We have a great tutorial on how to set all that up.

Cloudflare Railgun

As a Cloudflare Optimized Partner we are able to offer our clients Cloudflare’s Railgun for free. This service is normally only available on their $200/mo Business plan.

Railgun is an optimization service that compresses normally uncacheable content up to 99.6%. It leverages compression techniques that result in an average 200% additional performance increase. 35% of requests made to Cloudflare are not cacheable. These requests have to be sent to the hosting server for processing. Uncacheable content can be the result of a misconfiguration or because the web page is highly dynamic. Personalized content is also hard to cache. This can be sites with memberships area where different people see different content on the the same URL (think Facebook).

Railgun uses a new caching mechanism that compares page versions to determine what needs to be transmitted to the cache server. A 1mb web page might only contain a few hundred bytes of changed data within its framework. The framework, like boilerplate HTML, is served from the cache. The changed data, like a headline and excerpt, is sent via Railgun.

Cloudflare Security

Cloudflare Security Services protect and secure websites, applications, and APIs from malicious traffic targeting network and application layers, to maintain availability and performance, while containing operating costs. It can help revent attackers from compromising sensitive customer data, such as user credentials, credit card information, and other personally identifiable information. It will also block abusive bots from damaging Internet properties through content scraping, fraudulent checkout, and account takeover.

Cloudflare Performance

Deliver fast, rich user experiences for Internet applications that increase engagement and conversions, while reducing costs and improve the availability of applications affected by overloaded or unavailable infrastructure.

The Cloudflare CDN Map

Cloudflare caches your content across a global network, bringing it closer to visitors from every region.