When it comes to managing a successful website, speed and reliability are everything. You not only need to find the right host for your site, you also need smart, innovative ways to optimize your site so that you can get the most out of it.
Regardless of where your website is hosted, your site visitors in Vancouver should receive the website as quickly as the ones in Vermont. Now imagine a service where people in Hong Kong, London, or Paris all receive your website at virtually the same speed. If you have global aspirations, you need to find a way to improve your worldwide user experience. That’s where CloudFlare comes in.
The Content Delivery Network
CloudFlare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that increases the speed and reliability of your website. CloudFlare incorporates your site into its global network of data centers. Now when someone attempts to download content from your site, it doesn’t matter what part of the world the person lives in. CloudFlare will automatically route the visitor to its nearest data center, ensuring the fastest and most reliable download speed possible.
There are plenty of other CDNs out there, but there’s a reason that CloudFlare was named “Most Innovative Company” at the 2010 TechCrunch conference. In addition to having CloudFlare’s global resources at your disposal, you’ll also enjoy the following benefits:
Cloudflare uses sophisticated security protocols that protect your site from threats such as comment spam, bot crawling, SQL injection and “denial of service” attacks. Whenever an attack is mounted against any website in the CloudFlare network, CloudFlare identifies and neutralizes the threat, blocking it not only from the affected site but from all other sites in the network.
Traffic Surge Protection
Increased web traffic is always a good thing, but unexpected traffic surges can slow down your download rates or even crash your server. CloudFlare’s network helps carry the burden of a traffic surge, saving you 60% of your bandwidth.
Cache Online Backup
CloudFlare keeps a cached copy of your site online. If, for any reason, your site goes down, visitors and customers can still access your site’s information without interruption.
CloudFlare provides you with in-depth analytic reports, providing you with detailed information about who’s visited your site. These reports aren’t limited to human visitors either. A threat control panel allows you to specifically identify malicious visitors, such as spammers, so that you can add them to your block list. The analytics reports also provide you with data as to which search engine crawlers are visiting your site and how much bandwidth they’re taking up.
The setup is easy; you don’t have to change the code on your site or upload any content. We’ll just sync up your DNS servers with CloudFlare and you’ll be all set.
CloudFlare is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and valued CDNs on the market. Sign up with Lite Web and start enjoying the benefits of CloudFlare today!