All our shared hosting plans comes loaded with CloudFlare.You can find the CloudFlare icon under software/services section.
What is CloudFlare??
CloudFlare is a service that makes your website faster, safer, and smarter. Or in other words, CloudFlare supercharges websites.
CloudFlare is a FREE system that acts as a proxy between your visitors and our server.By acting as a proxy its caches all the static contents of your website which lowers the number of request to our servers, but still allows visitors to access your website.
CloudFlare System Advantages:
- Site Performance Improvement:
CloudFlare has proxy servers located all over the globe. When a visitor visits your website which is CloudFlare enabled they will see page load speed improvements as the cached contents are delivered from the closest proxy server instead of our server.
- Bot and Threat Protection:
With CloudFlare you can keep your website safe from hackers and spammers.CloudFlare uses data from Project Honey Pot (HoneyPot is a free, distributed, open-source project to help website administrators track, stop, and prosecute spam harvesters stealing email addresses from their sites.) and third party sources, as well as the data from its community, to identify malicious threats online and stop the attacks before they even get to your site.
- Alerting Visitors of Infected Computers:
CloudFlare alerts visitors if they have infected computer that they need to take action to clean up the malware or virus on their computer. The visitor can enter a CAPTCHA to gain access to your site.
- Offline Browsing Mode:
Even if our servers are down then also your visitors would be able to access your website since the CloudFlare serves the visitors from its cache on their proxy server.So with CloudFlare you would not experience any downtime.
- Lower CPU Usage:
Since visitors are being served the cached version of your website on CloudFlare proxy server very few request hits our server, thus reducing the overall CPU usage of your account.
- New Site Stats:
With CloudFlare you can get the data on how much bandwidth and request saved by CloudFlare on your account. You can also get the data on visitors,search engine crawlers/Bots and threats.
You can easily activate and deactivate CloudFlare for your website by toggling between the orange and grey cloud.