Welcome to our CloudFlare overview! On this page, we will explain what CloudFlare is, its advantages, and how to activate it on our services.
What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare is a free content delivery network service. It stores your static content across multiple servers worldwide. For example, if your website is hosted on one our Dallas servers, and one of your visitors is from Australia, they will see the content from CloudFlare’s Australian location. It makes the static content of your website load quickly no matter where your visitors come from.
Why should I use CloudFlare?
Not only does CloudFlare speed up access to your website, it can also help reduce resource usage! Because the static content is loaded from CloudFlare servers, and not the one your website is actually hosted on, people visiting your website will not have as much impact on your resource usage. Your mileage may of course vary, depending on your website coding.
How do I sign up and activate CloudFlare?
Follow our quick tutorial on how to sign up and activate CloudFlare HERE
How do I access the full features of CloudFlare?
Upon logging into CloudFlare.Com with the user details of the account you wish to manage you can utilize a number of tools as part of the service. Click HERE to see how to view them.
How can I access my direct website without going through CloudFlare?
You may want to access your site directly if you’re making changes to your website and want to see the changes instantly. Because CloudFlare caches your static content, your changes may not appear on your main website right away. You can visit our quick guide on accessing your direct website HERE
How do I turn on development mode in CloudFlare?
If you are going to be making a lot of changes to your site, and do not wish to use the direct method from above you can learn how to use development mode instead by clicking HERE
How do I clear my CloudFlare cache?
If you want to clear your cache and in turn force CloudFlare to re-index your website. Learn how to do that HERE.
How can I disable CloudFlare?
If you no longer wish to use the service, or simply want to not utilize the service for a peroid of time, you can learn how to disable CloudFlare by clicking HERE