If you own a website, you’ve probably spent your fair share of time and effort researching ways to make your site fast and secure. These two elements, along with great design, are the building blocks of a successful website.
There are dozens of tricks and tips for making your web pages load milliseconds faster. However, adding a CDN to your hosting account might be the easiest method for guaranteeing results. See below for more information on how a CDN can speed up your website and protect your site visitors.
What is a CDN?
Content Delivery Networks, or CDNs, take your website on the road. CDNs can make carbon copies of your website and store them in various data centers around the globe so that no matter where a website request originates, it’s only a few seconds away from the site visitor.
CDNs have a worldwide network of data centers that work together to cut latency or the time it takes your data to travel thousands of miles. The network of data centers provide an additional traffic filter to be sure that requests are legitimate, spam is rejected, and your data isn’t getting bogged down in any one location.
UK2.NET has partnered with Cloudflare, the leaders in content delivery so that you can add a CDN to your web hosting account in only a few clicks. Learn more about WestHost and Cloudflare here, or read on for more information about Cloudflare benefits and how you can get Cloudflare for FREE!
Boost Website Traffic
Cloudflare helps you handle additional traffic without bottlenecks or traffic jams. Cloudflare also absorbs up to 65% of your server requests, which can save you up to 60% bandwidth.
The carbon copies of your website in various locations mean that your website is always live. Cloudflare boasts 99.999% uptime, making downtime a relic from the past.
Warp Speed Content
Cloudflare caches your static files at delivery points around the world to ensure that your content delivers at warp speed anywhere on the globe.
Be sure that your content is loading correctly on any sized screen with Cloudflare automatic optimisation.
How to add Cloudflare to your hosting account
To add Cloudflare to your hosting account, simply log into your CHI account with your username and password. Choose the domain that you would like to add Cloudflare services. Click the Cloudflare link and choose the package you would like to add to your website. Click ‘Confirm’, and you are on your way to faster speed and more secure transmission.
The Basic Cloudflare package is offered free to all UK2 clients, but be sure to take a look at the additional benefits of the Cloudflare Plus package, which include analytics, additional security measures, and real-time notifications should your website hit a snag.