For those who don’t know what CloudFlare is, it is basically it is a company that provides a content delivery network (CDN) and distributed domain name server system, sitting between the visitor and the CloudFlare user’s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites. It acts as your sites gateway to the end user by supercharging your WordPress site or blog.
Here’s 6 simple reasons that CloudFlare is so popular:
Site performance and speeds up loading times by using their multiple data centers that are located around the world. CloudFlare distributes and stores your website’s static content in its data centres, strategically located around the world, regardless of your server’s physical location. Your visitors will be routed to the closest data centre, ensuring the fastest possible service. Your web pages will load, on average, twice as fast! As an added bonus: search engines love fast web hosting.
Cloudflare is to think of it as a web proxy. Filtering (bad bots, hack attempt) all the requests coming to your website. There are few more things involved in between, but in short, all the traffic which comes to your site goes through Cloudflare, and it blocks any spam or illegal access, thus protecting your website at all times.
Using Cloudflare CDN will increase your site performance by almost 50% and also help your site load a lot faster.
Save on Server Bandwidth
Cloudflare filters out spam bots traffic, hence you save a lot on your bandwidth.
#1 DNS Provider
10.98-11.50 ms Query time – source: https://www.dnsperf.com/dns-providers-list/
It Maximizes Uptime
CloudFlare’s next-generation Content Delivery Network is designed for peak efficiency, with built-in redundancy. If there is ever an issue at any of CloudFlare’s 32 global data centers, your visitors will automatically be directed to another.
I’d love to hear about your experiences – try it out and let me know what you think!