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Hostwinds Cloudflare Railgun

What is CloudFlare Railgun? Railgun is an Origin Network Optimizer that makes sure connections from your original server and the Cloudflare network remain as quick as possible. Web objects, previously uncacheable, are compressed up to 99.6% by using the same techniques that are used for compression of high-res video.  According to Cloudflare, it results in…

Cloudflare Setting Recommendations

What are the recommended settings provided by Cloudflare? Here are the settings that you should take advantage of from Cloudflare. They are broken down into Essential and Optional.   Essential   Whitelist Cloudflare’s IP addresses Check your Performance settings Check your Security settings Choose one of the SSL modes   Optional steps   Maintain your…

Protecting Your Origin IP To Prevent DDOS Attack with Cloudflare

How do I protect myself from a DDoS attack with Cloudflare? A DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack, can do more than ruin your day. It can cripple your website, business and vital information.  Cloudflare rapidly can protect you through their service by turning on the “I’m under attack mode.”  If you think you’re…

Setting Up Inside cPanel vs Nameserver Setup

How do I setup Cloudflare Nameservers? To properly setup Cloudflare you’ll need to integrate it with two locations: your cPanel and Nameserver.  When you begin your service with Cloudflare, they provide you with Nameserver entries to change with your domain registrar.  These will need to match for the service to function.   Here is a…

Cloudflare Benefits

How Does Cloudflare Work? Cloudflare acts as a middleman to handle requests through their global network of data centers.  As requests come in, Cloudflare will determine the fastest routes to provide content, much like a CDN, to present it at local speeds.  What separates Cloudflare from a CDN is that it can handle all requests…

Help for Using the CloudFlare Plugin

What is the CloudFlare Plugin Used for? CloudFlare is a caching reverse proxy with CDN-like properties that allow it to provide the following features. The CloudFlare plugin can:   Increase security and repel attacks on your website Improve performance by adapting Add applications to websites Show deep analysis from requests to website Automatically configure itself by…