The Cloudflare content delivery network keeps a copy of your site data in 35 locations worldwide, serving your content to site visitors from the closest location to them geographically. This halves website loading times, keeping the gurus at Google and your online customers happy.
Cloudflare’s website optimisation arsenal will be at your service, speeding up the delivery of each of your site pages to the highest of standards - even sites with advanced content such as third-party widgets, databases and ad servers will be served in the blink of an eye. The sheer size of the Cloudflare community makes for speedy routing through intelligent channels.
As Cloudflare distributes exact replicas of your data to various global locations, your site redundancy is increased ten-fold. This means that should there be a problem at any given data centre, your visitors can access your site data from a number of alternative locations, making uptime a nightmare of the past.
The Cloudflare network is big on security, checking all traffic for malicious threats from hackers or spammers. Your Cloudflare-backed website will provide a safe environment for your customers; safe shoppers make for happy customers!
What You Can Do
2 million fans
Over 2 million websites use Cloudflare, amounting every month to more traffic than Amazon, Wikipedia, Apple, Bing and eBay combined. It speeds up and protects sites for some of the largest global brands, so your website will be in very safe and capable hands.
Speed on tap
Cloudflare is essentially bubble wrap for online business. It's been developed to protect your website against comment spam, content theft, email harvesting and DDoS attacks. As Cloudflare examines the traffic visiting your site, it automatically starts to learn and detect new threats at the edge before they even hit your site. What's more, you can easily select different levels of security, without any complex settings.
Cloudflare's Always Online service keeps a cached copy of your website, so it's always available, even if your server goes offline. Its analytics, meanwhile, breaks down your website's visitors into bots, threats, and regular traffic, so you have insight into how at-risk your website is.
The Reddit effect
Cloudflare can boost any website's performance, but sites that experience seasonal or occasional spikes in traffic — like florists on Valentine's Day — or sites that go viral, will particularly benefit. WordPress blogs or websites that have had a history of security breaches, and sites at risk of being targeted by DDoS attacks, will also reap the benefits of Cloudflare. And there are no billing surprises as Cloudflare never charges for bandwidth.