CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with InterWorx! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site
CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. Today, hundreds of thousands of websites— ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments — use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. We power more than 65 billion monthly page views — more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined — and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.
Faster web performance
We run 23 data centers strategically located around the world. When your customers sign up for CloudFlare, we automatically begin routing their traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we 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, which saves you money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare hosting providers and their customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage and a 65% decrease in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages by 50%, resulting in higher engagement and happier visitors.
Broad web security
Over the course of 2011, which we called the “year of the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack,” we identified a 700% increase in such attacks on the sites we monitor on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these continue to increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.
CloudFlare offers a broad range of security protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking, or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter as more sites join the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.
With InterWorx integration, any hosting provider can start offering CloudFlare in 5 minutes! Start by signing up for a CloudFlare Partner Account at: https://www.cloudflare.com/
Them, to enable Cloudflare on your server:
- Log into NodeWorx
- Go to NodeWorx –> Plugins
- Click “Edit” and enter your Cloudflare account information
After the plugin is active, you and your customers can configure Cloudflare for each domain by logging into SiteWorx and going to Hosting Features –> Domains –> Cloudflare. That’s it!
We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. We’re also excited to be working with companies like InterWorx to make it easier than ever to bring the benefits of our worldwide network to everyone. If you’re looking to host faster and safer websites, join the CloudFlare community!