Security Benefits of CloudFlare
Are you concerned about your website’s security? Do you want a faster site? One option for protection that Red Technologies often uses with the websites it maintains is CloudFlare. CloudFlare is a community of webmasters that pool their knowledge together to protect and accelerate any website online, and their base service is completely free.
It only takes 5 minutes to join CloudFlare, and users see a significant improvement in their website’s performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. It is easy to use and fast to set up. There is no hardware or software and you keep your host. All you have to do is make a change to your domain’s DNS settings (which you can un-do just as easily if you decide to). After joining, your site’s web traffic is routed through CloudFlare’s global network, giving you access to resources usually reserved for the big guys. CloudFlare will optimize the delivery of your web pages, while blocking threats and limiting abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources.
On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast, uses 60 percent less bandwidth and has 65 percent fewer requests. The company’s core service is free and they offer enhanced services for websites who need extra features like real time reporting, web application firewalls and session optimization. For smaller websites, the free service is really all you need and can make a big difference in the performance of your site.
The free service includes fast site performance, broad security protection and powerful stats about your visitors. Your site will be crawled weekly (or more often with paid plans) and the static portions of your site will remain online even if your server goes down. CloudFlare also enables SSL by default for all customers that are signed up directly and the company never charges for bandwidth. If you get a surge in traffic, CloudFlare’s CDN will absorb the effect so your server stays online.
Red Technologies recommends CloudFlare for its many security benefits. And, it’s free! So what do you have to lose? You can learn more about CloudFlare at www.cloudflare.com, or call Red Technologies at (612) 310-7972 to learn more about the website security and maintenance services we offer.