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:
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 activate Cloudflare for your site by creating a Cloudflare account and updating your domain's nameservers. For more information about how to do this, please see this article.
For more information about Cloudflare, please visit https://www.cloudflare.com.