This article discusses Cloudflare's content delivery network (CDN), and how it can help improve your web site's performance and security.
CloudFlare is a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN is a distributed network of servers that provides several advantages for a web site:
All managed hosting customers at A2 Hosting automatically get access to a free Cloudflare account.
When you activate the Cloudflare CDN on your account, your site becomes part of the Cloudflare network. This network routes web site traffic through Cloudflare's global network of data centers. (To view a map of Cloudflare's current data center locations, please visit https://www.cloudflare.com/network-map.)
Cloudflare's CDN also blocks threats and limits abusive bots before they reach your server. This helps increase security and reduce wasted bandwidth.
You can activate Cloudflare for your site through cPanel, however it is highly recommended that you activate Cloudflare through Cloudflare.
If your account does not include cPanel, you can register directly on Cloudflare's web site. For more information about how to set up Cloudflare for your account, please see this article.
For more information about Cloudflare, please visit https://www.cloudflare.com.
To learn about using the Cloudflare CDN with your A2 Hosting account, click here.
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