Why we partnered with Cloudflare

Quite simply, because CloudFlare brings our clients sites even better speed and security.

CloudFlare provides web performance and security enhancements to our growing list of happy clients. Cloudflares value proposition is simple:they will make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

Currently hundreds of thousands of websites big and small, including Fortune 500 companies and national governments put their trust in Cloudflares to make their sites faster and more secure. With a staggering 65 billion monthly page views powered through Cloudflares network. Thats more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined - and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passing through Cloudflares network.

Faster web performance

CloudFlare doesn't replace Netfront's dedicated hosting platform, simply optimises delivery of static content housed on our servers and delivers it even faster and more securely.

Cloudflare has 79 data centers strategically located around the world. traffic is routed to the nearest data center.

As our clients traffic passes through the Cloudflare data centers, Cloudflare intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.

CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on Netfronts servers, which means our clients web applications run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.

Broad web security

Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.

CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.

In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.