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So What Is CloudFlare?

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We are proud to be the first hosting company in Africa to partner with CloudFlare. Why are we so excited about it? CloudFlare both secures and accelerates your website by acting as a proxy between your visitors and Webafrica servers. The result is better protection for your website, shorter page loading times and you’ll save a whole load of bandwidth

Once enabled for your website, CloudFlare is designated as your authoritative name server. All requests to your website are now routed through their systems, allowing them to clean and accelerate your traffic. And with state-of-the-art routing technology in 30 data centres around the world, CloudFlare is also able to:

 
 
Give your visitors the fastest connection possible

CloudFlare's global Anycast network routes customers to their closest data centre: on average, your website will load twice as fast for your visitors no matter where they live.

Cache static content on your site

CloudFlare caches static content on your website – content such as images, JavaScript and CSS, but not HTML. Cached content is refreshed frequently and delivered directly to visitors from a local CloudFlare data centre at super-fast speed. And even when data is not cache-able, CloudFlare responds to requests just as fast by using premium routes.

Screen your website's traffic for malicious visitors

CloudFlare analyses every request made to your website to determine if a visitor is a threat. Among other things, this is based on the visitor's IP, the resource being requested, the payload being posted and how frequently requests are being made. So while threats are being blocked, the visitors you do want are able to quickly access the pages they request.

Optimise your web content

Rocket Loader technology is included in all CloudFlare plans (even the free one). This helps your website to process more efficiently any requests for third party scripts like apps, widgets and tags. By bundling all script requests into a single request and loading them one at a time, Rocket Loader ensures no script blocks your page from loading.

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Want to know more about CloudFare?

Give our expert Hosting Team a call on 086 000 9500 and they will answer any and all your questions.


Choose Your Package

 
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What Do I Get?

CloudFlare Optimiser

You want every page on your website to render as quickly and efficiently as possible, no matter what device a visitor is using – laptop, mobile or desktop.

CloudFlare has a wide range of optimisation features to ensure web pages with ad servers and third party widgets load snappily on both mobile and computers.

Your website with CloudFlare (over 2 X faster)
Supercharged
Your website without CloudFlare
Average

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What does CloudFlare do and what is a CDN?

    CloudFlare has a simple aim: to boost the performance of your website. Its Content Delivery (or Distribution) Network (CDN) distributes your site’s content to various data centres around the world so when a visitor clicks onto your website, its content is delivered from the visitor's nearest centre. Your website's speed increases dramatically – good news for your users!

  • Q. Does CloudFlare do anything else?

    You bet! Not only does CloudFlare protect your website against hackers and malicious visitors but since your website is cached, your uptime increases, reliability improves, and you'll enjoy an overall better web hosting experience.

  • Q. This seems complicated; is it?

    Far from it. We've made it as easy as possible to switch on CloudFlare from your Webafrica Customer Zone. Novices are welcome to use our Easy Mode which can be enabled with a single click or, for the hard-core techies out there, we have an Advanced Mode that allows you to tweak your site's settings in detail.

  • Q. Why Does My Website Need CloudFlare?

    If you want to increase the security, performance, speed and uptime of your website, CloudFlare has your name written all over it. It will also help lower your bandwidth consumption, saving you money too.

  • Q. What If I run a CMS like Wordpress, Joomla or similar?

    Webafrica's team has made it super simple for you to get your website configured for CloudFlare. Simply sign up, and after a few clicks your Content Management System will be distributed worldwide with enhanced security.

  • Q. How configurable is CloudFlare from a security point of view?

    Our Easy Mode allows you to choose from three security layers depending on the protection your website requires. Our Advanced Mode allows in-depth configuration.


Want Us To Talk You Through It?

 

If it sounds a bit confusing, don't worry: simply get one of the
experts from our sales team to call you.

 
 
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