CloudFlare is many things, in basic terms it is a way to speed up and secure your website delivery. You’re a webmaster, you know what you’re up against, there’s some unfriendly people out there who want to take your work and use it to their advantage, hence you get spammed, hacked and crawled.
As your site becomes more popular (which is awesome) you can quickly end up with your servers being unable to handle all the search engine traffic (which is not awesome).
Your server goes offline, usually at the worst possible time, or the search engines punish you when your site load’s to slow, then there’s that uneasy feeling about some of your visitors…
Are they friendly or are they looking for ways to hack your site? How can you know? Feeling alone? The big guys have their abuse team and expensive solutions, they’re covered with CloudFlare, you can be covered too.
CloudFlare is a community of webmasters, just like you! Our goal is to give you access to resources previously reserve only for the biggest sites.
CloudFlare protects your site by pulling the knowledge of hundreds of webmasters into a virtual fraud and abuse team, just like a neighborhood watch scheme, if a hacker or spammer is spotted in a one site, CloudFlare instantly responds to foil the attack.
CloudFlare uses the size of its community to get access the fastest internet routers and fattest pipes. CloudFlare speeds up your whole website by distributing its content across the web, this also means that CloudFlare can keep it online even when/if your servers go down.
CloudFlare is easy to use and quick to set up (once you know how), no hardware, no software. You keep your existing hosting provider and don’t need to change your code.
Any site with its own domain can be up and running in less than 5 minutes. The internet is great because of million webmaster just like you, it’s time to bond together and join CloudFlare!
TIP: CloudFlare offer 4 levels of pricing plan from free to +$5000/month. Start with the Free account, you don’t need the Pro account now, and probably never will.