What is CloudFlare?

Simulant hosting in Yorkshire have partnered with CloudFlare and, as such, offer CloudFlare performance and security benefits directly to our customers. If you have our Simulant Membership Package you'll automatically be using CloudFlare and seeing improved speed on your website. Those who manage their own websites with one of our hosting packages can enable CloudFlare from inside cPanel under the section titled "Software/Services". CloudFlare offers many features that can help improve the overall performance and reliability of your site.

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimise the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

On average, a website on CloudFlare ...

... loads up to twice as fast
... uses up to 60% less bandwidth

... has up to 65% fewer requests
... is more secure
 against attacks
All for free!

Running a website includes all sorts of hassles like making sure your site loads quickly and that it is protected against spammers. CloudFlare makes running a website easier by taking care of it for you.

Stats and reports
You have good tools to examine human traffic coming to your site, but no insight into search engine crawlers and bots. With CloudFlare, now you do. You get an Analytics report with information that you didn't have before.

Threat control dashboard
CloudFlare protects your site from online threats like spammers and hackers. The threat control dashboard shows you the threats that have been stopped from accessing your site. You can also easily block IP addresses and countries.

Always online
As a website owner, you want your site available for your visitors. Sometimes things happen and your server goes down. CloudFlare's "Always Online" feature keeps your site online, even if your server goes offline.

If you have any questions at all about CloudFlare there is a wealth of information available on their site at http://www.cloudflare.com/.

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