Increases Site Speed and Security
CloudFlare has been shown in testing to be up to 100% faster (twice as fast essentially) as the same site without the CloudFlare CDN. This is a phenomenal increase for the money. If you knew you could get this kind of performance for less than $30 per month (pricing varies for larger sites), wouldn’t you sign up for it?
CloudFlare is deployed widely across the modern internet, with their range of deployment spanning hundreds of thousands of sites, from Fortune 500 companies to national governments. CloudFlare is currently operating 36 data centers across the globe providing near local-network performance for the end user.
CloudFlare’s intelligent cache invalidation algorithm is one of the best in business and provides the go-faster fuel that makes your site fly. Tests have shown:
- A near 60% reduction in bandwidth at the origin site.
- 65% decrease in total requests processed at the origin site.
- CloudFlare reduced load times by 50%.
The same technology that can be used to handle all of that traffic can also be used to protect your site from a broad range of attacks, such as DDoS, hacking, or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. Their system learns as the CloudFlare network grows, allowing the CloudFlare team to analyze traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real-time to sort out good traffic from bad. This information is then used across the CloudFlare network to protect itself.