CloudFlare is a service by which you can protect and accelerate your website speed by 30% and its Free. Â This will help small and medium site owners to speed up the page loading and score Google page speed. Lets see what is CloudFlare.
TheÂ followingÂ is a picture which shows the website without CloudFlare and with CloudFlare
In the first pic we can see that all good visitors , bots and attackers can directly reach to your site. The second shows that only good visitors and bots can reach your site as all the request routed through CloudFlare network.
so what is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
CloudFlare’s system gets faster and smarter as our community of users grows larger. We have designed the system to scale with our goal in mind: helping power and protect the entire Internet.
CloudFlare can be used by anyone with a website and their own domain, regardless of your choice in platform. From start to finish, setup takes most website owners less than 5 minutes. Adding your website requires only a simple change your domain’s DNS settings. There is no hardware or software to install or maintain and you do not need to change any of your site’s existing code. If you are ever unhappy you can turn CloudFlare off as easily as you turned it on. Our core service is free and we offer enhanced services for websites who need extra features like real time reporting or SSL.
How to Integrate CloudFlare for your website
It is very easy to use CloudFlare for your website, the following steps describes you in deatail
1) Go to CloudFlare and register
2) Upon registeration it will Â ask your domain name (website name)
3) on the next window it will show you the DNS records associated with your domain
4) After verification of your DNS records Â CloudFlare will prompt you to change your DNS name server with CloudFlare .
Done thats all.
The CloudFlare Dashboard look likes below screenshot.