Tech Daddies is proud to be a Cloudflare Certified Partner. Through this program, we are able to offer you a quick, hassle-free way to activate Cloudflare on your website at no cost to you.

CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, will make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

Today, hundreds of thousands of wesites—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the wesites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments—use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. Cloudflare powers 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 our network.

Faster web performance

CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like Tech Daddies hosting and make it even better.

Cloudflare runs 23 data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, Cloudflare begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.

As your traffic passes through the data centers, Cloudflare intelligently determine what parts of your wesite are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on Cloudflare servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before Cloudflare checks 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 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 (DDoS) tracked on the Internet. 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 the Cloudflare approach is that the system gets smarter as more sites become part of the CloudFlare community. Cloudflare 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.

In time, Cloudflare's goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks Cloudflare sees and adapts to every year, they are well on their way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.

Signing up

Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with Tech Daddies, Cloudflare make the process of setting up CloudFlare "1 click easy" through your existing Tech Daddies cPanel dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That's it! Alternatively, feel free to submit a support request and we can enable the service for you.

Cloudflare has kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through Tech Daddies are free. Moreover, Cloudflare never charges you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.

For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare's advanced offerings, Cloudflare also offer a 'Pro' tier of service for $20/month. The 'Pro' tier includes all of the 'Free' tier's offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.

If you would like to activate Cloudflare on your Tech Daddies hosted website, please contact us.

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