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Knowledgebase : CloudFlare
Sub-domains on CloudFlare are marked with an orange cloud. Sub-domains not on CloudFlare are marked with a gray cloud. The CloudFlare network can only proxy web traffic over port 80 and 443. The following sub-domains should be marked with a gray cloud to prevent performance issues: cpanel direct ftp ghs.google.com mail and webmail mysql nameservers (NS1, NS2) secure* (unless you enable CloudFlare SSL) View the full list of sub-domains here: http://www.cloudflare.com/wiki/What_subdomains_are_a...
CloudFlare works as a reverse proxy. What this means is that once your website is part of the CloudFlare community, your web traffic is routed through CloudFlare's global network. CloudFlare's network automatically optimizes the delivery of your web pages by caching static content like CSS, Javascript and images as well as through compression. CloudFlare's network also blocks threats and limits abusive bots before they hit your server, which means less wasted bandwidth and server resources for y...
Once you activate CloudFlare on PacificHost you also get an account at www.cloudflare.com [1]. The basic statistics and settings are shown in your PacificHost control panel. To see more statistics, your Threat Control panel and all the CloudFlare settings, you have to log in to your www.cloudflare.com [2] account. (Hint: To access your account the first time, enter the email address associated with your PacificHost account and use the "I forgot my password" feature). Links: ------ [1] http://...
When you enable CloudFlare, there should be no noticeable difference to your website. If your site is loading slowing after enabling CloudFlare, there is most likely a problem. First, disable CloudFlare by clicking the orange cloud so it becomes gray. Second, report the issue to PacificHost. The PacificHost team will work with CloudFlare to resolve the issue.
When you enable CloudFlare, there should be no noticeable difference to your website. If your site is loading slowing after enabling CloudFlare, there is most likely a problem. First, disable CloudFlare by clicking the orange cloud so it becomes gray. Second, report the issue to PacificHost. The PacificHost team will work with CloudFlare to resolve the issue.
If you have SSL, your website can use CloudFlare, however there is an extra step. If your SSL is on its own sub-domain (i.e. SSL), then ensure that this sub-domain is marked with a gray cloud. If your SSL is on your root domain or www, then you have to upgrade to the paid, Pro service and follow the directions outlined here: http://www.cloudflare.com/wiki/How_do_I_add_SSL_support_for_a_domain%3F [1] Links: ------ [1] http://www.cloudflare.com/wiki/How_do_I_add_SSL_support_for_a_domain%3F
CloudFlare is a performance and security service that we provide to our customers. On average, a website on CloudFlare loads 30% faster, uses 60% less bandwidth, has 65% fewer requests and is way more secure.
CloudFlare is a third-party vendor that is offering CloudFlare to PacificHost customers through a partnership. This partnership is in beta. We are continually striving to make the service the most effective, so let us know what you think. You can contact either PacificHost or the CloudFlare Team atsupport@cloudflare.com [1]. Links: ------ [1] mailto:support@cloudflare.com
Almost all websites can use CloudFlare. CloudFlare works for both static and dynamic websites. CloudFlare is not suitable for websites that stream video or audio directly from their origin server. If you use YouTube or Vimeo for the videos embedded on your website, then that is compatible with CloudFlare.
CloudFlare can only accelerate and protect CNAMES. Since your root domain is an A record, we recommend that you forward your traffic to 'www' through your .htaccess file. If you do not forward the traffic, then any traffic to www.mydomain.com [1] will be accelerated and protected by CloudFlare (and shown in the statistics) and any traffic to mydomain.com will not be served by CloudFlare. Links: ------ [1] http://www.mydomain.com/

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