I have just added CloudFlare about five days ago, and it is amazing to learn how powerful the services are – so powerful that I literally endorse it. Read on to learn why you should use it for your blog.
Did you know that your blog visitors are not really those who want to read your blog posts? That’s right – some of your blog visitors are bots (Googlebots, and other search engine bots responsible to crawl and rank your web page)… and security threats.
Security threats? That’s right. There are hackers, viruses, and spammers who are searching the blogosphere looking to discover blogs with gaping security holes.
What can those gaping holes do to your blogs? Spamming, website defacement, hacking, etc. Scary, I know.
You and I clearly need help – CloudFlare to the rescue!
What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare is actually a web service provider that allows you to direct your blog’s traffic to CloudFlare’s proxy servers, screen it for potential security threats, and then serve your cached blog content.
Your blog visitors won’t see any difference on their side, except accessing your blog is visibly faster.
To add your blog to CloudFlare, you only need to follow the instructions, set things up and you’re done in 5 minutes.
CloudFlare makes your blog faster loading and more secure
During this blog’s 5 day with CloudFlare, I notice the pages are loaded faster. If your blog is WordPress-powered and is using caching WP plugin, such as WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache, CloudFlare only put your cached pages on steroid.
The Friendly Blogger uses the caching plugin and CloudFlare – here’s the CloudFlare analytics so far: CloudFlare makes this blog loads 80 percent faster, saved 150 MB of bandwidth, and thwarted 550 threats (more that 15 percent of total incoming traffic, most from the US.)
The results are astonishing, indeed!
CloudFlare: Highly recommended!
I strongly recommend you to add your blog to CloudFlare. The services are free with a paid plan that allows your blog to be faster with better analytics. In my opinion, the free plan is sufficient to many of us blog owners.
So, why don’t you give it a try and share your experience in using CloudFlare