CloudFlare: CDN + Security + RailGun
Increase Your Website Speed & Security With Cloudflare CDN
With our exclusive partnership with CloudFlare, we are able to offer the amazing Railgun technology to speed up delivery of non-cached content in addition to static content. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare CDN, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network of 80+ worldwide POP’s (and growing). The delivery of your web pages will be automatically optimized so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. Threats and abusive bots & crawlers will be blocked from wasting your bandwidth and server resources as well as influencing your website’s performance. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see significant improvement in performance and decrease in spam and other attacks.
How CloudFlare Works
Speed Up & Secure Your Website
Globally Load Balanced Content Delivery Network (CDN)
(86 data centers are located across the globe to make your site fast for your visitors no matter where they are.)
Automatic Static Content Caching
(CloudFlare saves you CPU resources and bandwidth by serving your static content directly from their global data centers.)
Free CloudFlare RailGun For Caching Dynamic Content (Worth $200/m)
(Web optimization to ensure that the connection between your origin server and the CloudFlare network is as fast as possible.)
Free CloudFlare WAF Web Application Firewall For Ultimate Security (Worth $20/m)
(Stop attacks at the network edge, protecting your website from common web threats and specialized attacks before they reach your servers.)
(Keeps Static Portions of Site Online if your server goes down)
(Automatically optimizes your pages to minimize network connections for fast loading)
Global Anycast DNS
Fast responsive times globally and near-instant updates.
(HTTPS has the reputation for being slow. CloudFlare optimizes the SSL connection to ensure a fast HTTPS experience for your visitors.)
Reputation Based Threat Protection
(Block known malicious threats from accessing your website. Security levels are customizable site by site.)
Comment Spam Protection
(Stop spammers from posting spam to your website.)
Content Scrapping Protection
(Protect all of your content including text, images and email addresses from web scrapers with CloudFlare's ScrapeShield™ service)
Block Visitors By IP Range
(Stop individual IPs or ranges of IPs from accessing your website.)
Basic DDoS Protection
(Built-in security measures automatically protect your website against DDoS attacks. CloudFlare's service allows your legitimate traffic to reach your website, while stopping illegitimate traffic at the edge, before it hits your server.)
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SoftSys Hosting + CloudFlare Partnership = SuperCharged Websites
We are happy to announce a new partnership with CloudFlare, the web’s easiest and most effective performance and security solution. As a CloudFlare Optimized Partner, we deliver their simple, yet effective solution to help protect and accelerate your website. Once your website joins the CloudFlare CDN, it loads twice as fast and is protected from a range of online threats.
Getting started is super easy — you just need to log into your control panel and look for the CloudFlare service icon. With two clicks, you can activate CloudFlare powered hosting and your website will automatically be faster and safer around the world.
Furthermore, we are also offering CloudFlare Railgun™ technology to our customers. Railgun is the CloudFlare’s latest performance optimization technology that gives you significant improvements in site load times. To activate CloudFlare Railgun service, log into your control panel and select Railgun “On”. Read on for additional details and instructions:
Railgun ensures that the connection between our network and the CloudFlare network is as fast as possible. Railgun achieves a 99.6% compression ratio for previously uncacheable web objects by using techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. An average website can expect a 1.43x performance increase.
When a request is made to a CloudFlare’s server for a web page that is not in cache CloudFlare makes an HTTP connection to the origin server to request the page. It’s that HTTP connection that Railgun accelerates and secures.
Even Highly Dynamic Websites Change Slowly
CloudFlare Railgun works by recognizing that uncacheable web pages do not change very rapidly. For example, during an experiment, the CNN.com homepage HTML was captured once, and then again after 5 minutes and then again after one hour. The page sizes were 92,516, five minutes still 92,516 and one hour later 93,727.
CNN sets the caching on this page to 60 seconds. After one minute, it is necessary to download the entire page again. However, looking inside the page, not much has changed. In fact, the change between versions is on the order of 100s of bytes out of almost 100k. Here’s a screenshot of one of the binary differences between the CNN home page at five minute intervals. The yellow bytes have changed, the rest have not.
Experiments at CloudFlare have revealed similar change values across the web. For example, reddit.com changes by about 2.15% over five minutes and 3.16% over an hour. The New York Times home page changes by about 0.6% over five minutes and 3% over an hour. BBC News changes by about 0.4% over five minutes and 2% over an hour.
Although the dynamic web is not cacheable, it is also not changing quickly. That means that from moment to moment there’s only a small change between versions of a page. CloudFlare Railgun uses this fact to achieve very high rates of compression. This is very similar to how video compression looks for changes from frame to frame; Railgun looks for changes on a page from download to download.
CloudFlare Railgun technology consists of two components: the sender and the listener. The sender is installed at every CloudFlare data center around the world. The listener is a software component that Softsys Hosting has installed on our network for customers.
The sender and listener establish a permanent TCP connection that’s secured by TLS. This TCP connection is used for the CloudFlare Railgun protocol. It’s an all binary multiplexing protocol that allows multiple HTTP requests to be run simultaneously and asynchronously across the link. Or in other words, a persistent connection is opened between CloudFlare’s CDN network and ours and eliminates the overhead of TCP.
We have made it simple for our customers to get the benefits of Railgun with one click. For additional information and instructions on how to activate, visit our knowledgebase.
How Does CloudFlare Increase Speed And Security Of Your Site?
Simply put, CloudFlare will make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
Today, hundreds of thousands of websites—ranging from individual blogs to the websites of Fortune 500 companies and national governments use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. They power more than 65 billion monthly page views — more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined — and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through CloudFlare’s network.
Faster Web Performance
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like Softsys Hosting one and make it even better.
CloudFlare has 80+ data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, your website traffic will begin routing to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, we 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 your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare CDN users see 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and 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, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) that they track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.
CloudFlare CDN offers a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about the approach is that the system gets smarter over time. CloudFlare CDN system analyzes the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real-time and adapts the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with Softsys Hosting, the process of setting up CloudFlare is just “1 click easy” through our members portal dashboard. Just look for the “Setup CloudFlare” floating button, create a CloudFlare account or use existing one, update name servers to the CloudFlare ones and that’s it!
The pricing for CloudFlare powered hosting plans have been kept to the lowest possible and you are never charged for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you a fortune via reduced bandwidth costs.
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