CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Whilst it's main role is to speed up load times for your websites around the globe, CloudFlare will also block dangerous threats and prevent bots and web scrapers from abusing your bandwidth. Once you are connected to the CloudFlare CDN you will see a marked improvement in web site load times, as well as a decrease in spam and other attacks.
CloudFlare's basic service is Free to setup and use, and all our clients can activate it with a few clicks from within cPanel.
How much of an improvement will you see? Take a look at the two websites below - both hosted on our servers:
The above speed results relate to www.AsiaFastHosts.com - the site you are on now! After connecting our site to the CloudFlare CDN, our PageSpeed score went from a C, to an A. What does that mean in real numbers? A whopping 293% speed increase in page load times!
The above results a for another of our sites, hosted on the same server. The different? We didn't activate the CloudFlare CDN. As you can see, when viewing the website from a different Country, it takes almost 6 seconds to load! By that time you visitor may have given up and clicked back on their browser.
77 Strategically located Data Centers
CloudFlare has 77 data centers strategically located around the world. When you activate CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through these data centers, they intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on CloudFlares servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before they check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.
CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.
How do I activate the Free plan in my cPanel account?
Simply log in to your cPanel account, and click on the CloudFlare orange icon.