Knowledge Base

Cloudflare Information

Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN) service that A2 Hosting provides to our web hosting customers for free. On average, a web site using Cloudflare loads 200% faster, uses 60% less bandwidth, and is much more secure.

What is Cloudflare?

Learn about Cloudflare's content delivery network (CDN) and how it can help improve your site's performance and security.

Activating Cloudflare

Learn how to activate Cloudflare for your web site with just a few easy steps.

Configuring Cloudflare

After you activate Cloudflare, you can configure it for your web site using cPanel. Learn how here.

Using SSL with Cloudflare

Learn about the different options for using SSL on a Cloudflare-enabled account.

Troubleshooting Cloudflare connections

This article provides information you can use to help troubleshoot accounts that use Cloudflare.

Using Cloudflare to defend against DDoS attacks

Cloudflare can help your site withstand DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, and this article shows you how.

Let’s Encrypt and Cloudflare Universal SSL

Cloudflare offers SSL for all sites, but Cloudflare SSL only encrypts the connection from the visitor to Cloudflare. This article shows how to provide full, strict encryption for the entire connection from the visitor to the server. This article describes the process using the cPanel control panel.

Turning off Cloudflare

Cloudflare needs to be off for certain tasks. Learn to turn Cloudflare off in this article.