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4 Reasons why you should be using CloudFlare

CloudFlare on WebhostingNZ


It's been awhile now since we made it easy for you to enable CloudFlare by Partenering with them and installing cloudflare into cPanel.  All you need to do is use the icons in your cPanel to take advantage of the benefits that CloudFlare offers. If you aren’t using CloudFlare on your hosting account, here’s 4 reasons why you should:

1. Increase in Site Performance

We use the best quality hardware and network available, including SSD drives, so our web hosting is already fast.  CloudFlare provides an increase in website performance through their global CDN (Content Delivery Network). When enabled, the CDN will automatically cache your static files (JavaScript, CSS, Images, etc.) on their servers located across strategic data centers around the world, including one in Auckland. When a visitor visits your website hosted with WebhostingNZ, CloudFlare’s Anycast technology will load those static files from a server located nearest to the visitor and your dynamic content will load from our servers. This results in faster load times due to decreased latency between server and visitor.

2. Built-in Security

Security is a big focus here at WebhostingNZ. We do everything we can to ensure our servers and your site(s) are secure from a server standpoint, but most website defacement’s occur due vulnerabilities in the website code it self.  We do have mod_security enabled to help with this but it does not catch everything.  With CloudFlare, you’ll be protected against a range of threats: cross site scripting, SQL injection, comment spam, excessive bot crawling, email harvesters, and more. This is done automatically and will stop most attacks without the confusing configurations that are required with other security plugins and tools. Simply select your security level from HighMediumLow and Essentially Off. CloudFlare will even learn about your site and traffic patterns and adjust its security on the fly.

3. Easy to Enable with WebhostingNZ

It’s really easy to install, so there’s no excuse not to enable CloudFlare. Simply log into your cPanel directly or via our Client Managment Area, click on the CloudFlare icon and follow the directions.


 4. It’s free!

The basic service which will satisfy most websites costs NOTHING!

If you’re not using CloudFlare, we recommend that you give it a go. A faster site and a secure site helps with search engine rankings and really, your customers will have a much better experience on your website.


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