Knowledgebase : CloudFlare
CloudFlare a website optimization technology service that we provide to our customers which uses a number of techniques to improve your site performance and security.
CloudFlare is a CDN (content delivery network) with a security layer. Once a website is part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through CloudFlare's global network.
It has potential to speed up your website for a number of reasons. CloudFlare caches static content from your site and distributes it across their CDN around the world. CloudFlare also inspects all traffic coming into your site and filters out malicious and unwanted traffic, reducing the number of h...
According to CloudFlares, an average website will see a 30% increase in speed, use 60% less bandwidth and serve 65% fewer requests when using CloudFlare. In addition to the speed increases, your site will also be protected by basic security features such as hotlinking protection, the ability to bl...
CloudFlare's network currently has 23 locations where it does caching and traffic filtering. These include Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Chicago, Newark, Ashburn, Amsterdam, Paris, Singapore, London, Miami, Sydney, Atlanta, Frankfurt, Seattle, Toronto, Stockholm, Warsaw, Prague,...
Almost all websites can use CloudFlare. CloudFlare works for both static and dynamic websites. CloudFlare is not suitable for websites that stream video or audio directly from their origin server. If a website uses YouTube or Vimeo for the videos embedded on your website, then that is compatible w...
If you have SSL, your website can use CloudFlare, however there is an extra step. If your SSL is on its own sub-domain (i.e. SSL), then ensure that this sub-domain is marked with a gray cloud. If your SSL is on your root domain or www, then you have to upgrade to the paid, Pro service and follow the...
Only CNAME records have the option to be powered by CloudFlare. However, not all CNAME records are appropriate to pass through the CloudFlare system. To decide which records pass through the CloudFlare network, you need to understand what type of content appears on that subdomain. You should enabl...
No, for security reasons, CloudFlare does not proxy traffic to a wildcard sub-domain. You have to explicitly list the sub-domain as a CNAME in your DNS records to be able to activate CloudFlare.
Once you activate CloudFlare on websever.com.my you also get an account at www.cloudflare.com. The basic statistics and settings are shown in your webserver.com.my control panel. To see more statistics, your Threat Control panel and all the CloudFlare settings, you have to log in to your www.cloudfl...
Yes, CloudFlare uses gzip to compress your website content, so you don't have to enable gzip yourself. If, however, you enable gzip for your website, it will not cause any disruptions and your website will remain fully functional.
CloudFlare is designed to protect your website from many types of malicious online activities such as: * Web software vulnerabilities * Email harvesting * SQL injections * Spam comments * Cross-site attacks * Credential hacking