Speed Up And Protect Your Blog With Free Cloudflare CDN
A content delivery Network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data placed at various nodes of a network. The primary function of a CDN is to increase efficiency and speed of download by allowing content to be accessed from the server geographically closest to the end user.There are many services providing cdn like maxcdn, Amazon CloudFront, CloudLayer but most of them are paid.
Cloudflare is a simple and free cdn service that can speed up and take care of your blog.Once your bolg is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through its intelligent global network, protects your blog from malicious threats and improving its performance by caching the website content and distribute it on the cloud based system around the world.
Protection against Threats
CloudFlare protects your site from online threats like spammers and hackers. The threat control dashboard shows you the threats that have been stopped from accessing your site. You can also easily block IP addresses and countries.
Site Performance Improvement
CloudFlare proxy servers located across continents improves page load speed.It Reduce the bandwidth usage by 60%, Decrease the load time by 30%, Reduce the unwanted burden of requests by 65%
If web host server goes down visitors should still be able to access your site since CloudFlare serves the visitor a page from its cache.
Another interesting feature of CloudFlare is that you can integrate it with a number of apps like Google Analytics, Pingdom.
I started using cloudflare a week ago and i am impressed with it.In my short period of testing CloudFlare already blocked 2,957 threats.It saved 25,731 requests 183.2 MB bandwidth.