High site availability with CloudFlare

Written by:
Hyve
Date Posted:
10 June 2013
Category:
Tech

With a content delivery network like CloudFlare, users can benefit from high availability and accelerated delivery of cached content – making page loading speeds faster.

Websites frequently experience surges in traffic which can cause websites to crash and streaming of media content to be affected. A content delivery network (CDN) can resolve this issue by delivering website content via a system of distributed servers.

What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare is a global CDN which aims to improve website performance. CloudFlare’s CDN routes web traffic through their global network, delivering content from a server that is closest to the user. CloudFlare’s CDN routes traffic through their global network, delivering content from a server that is closest to the user.

The page’s static content is cached and replicated as multiple copies on different servers, ensuring that web content can be delivered at the fastest possible speed. Even during downtime, CloudFlare has the capacity to show previously cached pages, meaning that there will never be concern over a losing traffic.

CloudFlare features 
Alongside improving website performance, CloudFlare has a comprehensive analytics interface which monitors potential threats and aims to limit malicious activity. There is also a free service which offers the basic site performance enhancement and security protection. There are also Pro, Business and Enterprise packages available at additional costs which offer advanced services.

Hyve are a certified CloudFlare partner, which enables us to provide additional speed and security with our services.

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