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For any web site, performance is everything. With so many competing businesses in the online marketplace, long loading times give your visitors more time to click away to a competitor’s web site. How can you unlock the full potential of your web hosting service to deliver content at lightning-fast speeds?

Included with every GlobeHost hosting plan, Cloudflare uses a content delivery network (CDN) to make the performance of your web presence more dependable and up to 20 times faster. But this is just one part of the impressive Cloudflare solution. All you need to do to take advantage of the Cloudflare solution from GlowHost is set it up in your control panel. No need to register an account with Cloudflare directly and no need to change any DNS settings, our intuitive control panel will handle this all for you within a few clicks.

What Cloudflare will do for you

Speed up your website

The Cloudflare content delivery network automatically stores your static content at locations around the world for faster delivery. Websites load, on average, twice as fast after enabling Cloudflare. And search engines love fast-loading websites!

Optimize your website performance

Cloudflare optimizer includes a number of tools to speed delivery of all web pages – even those with ad servers, third-party widgets, databases, and tools – to computers and mobile devices. The size of the Cloudflare community enables access to the fastest routes and biggest pipes.

Maximize your uptime

Content is delivered through Cloudflare's distributed network, offering you redundancy: if there is a problem at one data centre, visitors can be rerouted to another, ensuring your website's peak performance at all times.

Enhance security and protection

The Cloudflare community is always on the watch for the latest threats from hackers and spammers. Once detected, new attacks are blocked for the entire community.

Features Overview

Superior performance and security for your website

Cloudflare delivery network- At the forefront of hardware, routing, and web-server technology, Cloudflare has built an innovative content delivery network. Easy to set up, extremely affordable, and consistently high performing, Cloudflare's cloud-based network efficiently processes millions of requests per second from anywhere in the world.
The Cloudflare team builds all the hardware it needs from the ground up, and runs its own network. Because Cloudflare uses multiple data centres across the Internet – and around the world – your content will always be available, relatively near your site visitors. These strategically located "edge nodes" are essential to ensuring fast page load times and maximum performance.
This map shows Cloudflare's key strategic locations — giving your website a true global presence. The basic plan is available at no extra cost* to you!

Web content optimization-Cloudflare automatically caches your website's static content around the world, so it's always close to visitors. True optimization, however, relies on much more. Cloudflare's suite of optimization tools ensures that every single webpage will load as efficiently as possible from any computer or mobile device, anywhere.
Cloudflare users may choose to use some or all of the optimization tools – turn on, test, or turn off at any time. The final decision always rests with you, the webmaster!

Cloudflare security-Cloudflare leverages the knowledge of a diverse community of websites and web developers to power a new type of security service. Online threats range from nuisances like comment spam and excessive bot crawling to malicious attacks like SQL injection and denial of service (DOS) attacks. Cloudflare provides security protection against all of these types of threats.

Cloudflare analytics- Did you know that threats and search engine crawlers can account for 20% to 50% of your website traffic? It's important you understand this traffic – but few analytics programs will even show it to you! Cloudflare reports will give you an in-depth look at visitor analytics, and help you monitor traffic from threats, bots, and crawlers.

Cloudflare apps- Integrate additional services or features into your website to improve visitor experience, enhance business, solve problems, and boost productivity. Use Cloudflare apps to integrate new features quickly, safely, and in just one click! Cloudflare apps works with any software platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cloudflare is a website optimization technology which uses a number of techniques to improve your site performance. By routing your traffic through their global network, Cloudflare will inspect and filter out malicious requests, unwanted traffic, and other resource draining requests. In addition to filtering traffic, Cloudflare also provides caching for static content through their CDN style setup.

Yes, Hawk Host is currently a Cloudflare partner and the service is offered for free through our shared hosting plans. Cloudflare offers a premium service you can find here. Cloudflare Pro costs $20 per month, and Cloudflare Business costs $200 per month. You can manage both Free, Pro, and Business services from the same account.

It has potential to speed up your website for a number of reasons. Cloudflare caches static content from your site and distributes it across their CDN. Cloudflare also inspects all traffic coming into your site and filters out malicious and unwanted traffic, reducing the number of hits to yours site and reducing your overall resource demand.

According to Cloudflares website, an average website will see a 30% increase in speed, use 60% less bandwidth and serve 65% fewer requests when using Cloudflare. In addition to the speed increases, your site will also be protected by basic security features such as hotlinking protection, the ability to block traffic by IP or country, email harvesting protection, and a number of other features. Along with the security and speed, you will also be provided detailed statistics about your traffic, updated every 24 hours. You can read more about all the features on the free plan on the Cloudflare website.

In order to activate Cloudflare for your domains, all you need to do is login to cPanel and look for the Cloudflare icon. You'll be able to create an account, get familiar with the service, make your site Cloudflare enabled, and modify your security settings right through cPanel. We even have a knowledgebase article on getting your account setup.

Cloudflare has an extensive support network setup. Their help page is available at https://www.cloudflare.com/help.html which provides an FAQ, knowledgebase, and Wiki. In addition to the existing support resources, they also provide support via email and a contact form found on their website. To learn more about Cloudflare as a company, their About Us section found on their website provides a good resource for information.

Of course! Both the free and Pro plans are fully compatible with our shared hosting accounts. It is also possible to host free and Pro sites from the same account.

Will my content be served from a server near me? Cloudflare has 100+ data centers worldwide.

Cloudflare fully supports the use of SSL with your website. If SSL is installed on a subdomain, you can continue using it on a free account and just make note that it's an SSL subdomain within your Cloudflare account dashboard. If the SSL is installed into your primary domain (not a subdomain), then you'll need to upgrade to a Cloudflare Pro account. The cost is $20 per month. You can use both free and Pro services under the same account.

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