CloudFlare

Web3k has partnered with CloudFlare, a leading Content Delivery Network (CDN), which optmises and protects your website with the click of a button.

The service distributes your website across the globe via its intelligent global CDN and optmisies your web pages to make accessing your website around the world much quicker while adding a security layer, which protects your website from attacks.

In short, CDNs serve content stored at servers closest to the visitor. The result is that your webpages load faster.

The basic service is free for all Web3k web hosting customers and can easily be enabled via your hosting control panel. You do not need to change the way you host your website. You continue to upload and manage your website on Web3k’s servers and CloudFlare will automatically update its global network as you update your website.

CloudFlare

CloudFlare Benefits

On average, a website powered by the CloudFlare CDN:

  • Loads twice as fast
  • Uses 60% less bandwidth
  • Has 65% fewer requests
  • Is more secure
  • Is easy to administer with CloudFlare’s interface (see right)
CloudFlare Administration Interface

The CloudFlare CDN

CloudFlare makes your website faster by distributing and caching your website content to selected locations around the globe, without any additional bandwidth charges. The CloudFlare CDN is now easier than ever to setup to put you closer to your customers, with no configuration needed to get started. It also comes with a powerful array of settings if you want to customise your CloudFlare service.


CloudFlare Security

CloudFlare’s security options helps protects your website from attacks like SQL injection, denial of service (DOS), cross site scripting attacks, comment spam, excessive bot crawling and email harvesters attacks. The level of security you need is easily selectable from a drop down menu.

Choose from settings ranging from I’m under attack!, High, Medium, Low through to Essentially off. CloudFlare also offers reporting on threats.


The CloudFlare Network

The CloudFlare network is currently powered by 23 data centres around the world, ensuring that your website is delivered to your customers as quickly as possible.

The CloudFlare CDN automatically caches your static files at our edge nodes so these files are stored closer to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from your web server.

These locations include:

CloudFlare Network Map

North America

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Newark, NJ
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Washington, DC

Asia & Oceania

  • Hong Kong, China
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan

Europe

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Warsaw, Poland

How do I take advantage of CloudFlare with Web3k?

The basic CloudFlare package is free for Web3k customers and its simple to activate. Simply log into your web hosting control panel, click on the CloudFlare icon under the Software/Services section and follow the prompts.

If you need assistance activating CloudFlare or have more questions, Contact us.