What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare is a performance and security service. On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast, uses 60% less bandwidth, sees 65% fewer requests and has an additional layer of web security.
What is the association between Hosting Partner and CloudFlare?
DevFX is a CloudFlare Certified Partner and is offering the CloudFlare service to our customers through a partnership.
How does CloudFlare's technology work?
Where are CloudFlare's data centers located?
CloudFlare's network currently has the following 14 locations where it does caching and traffic filtering:
- US – 7 locations (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, San Jose, Washington DC)
- Europe – 4 locations (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris)
- Asia – 3 locations (Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo
You can see a map of these locations by going to www.cloudflare.com/network-map.
What types of websites can use CloudFlare?
- Popular websites that get heavy visitor traffic
- E-commerce or business sites
- Sites with diverse international traffic
- Sites under DDoS attack
- Sites with heavy server load
- Sites with past security breaches
Is CloudFlare compatible with a website with SSL?
Yes, the site can use CloudFlare, however there is an extra step. You would have to upgrade to CloudFlare’s paid service, CloudFlare Pro, which costs $20/month. CloudFlare will then be SSL compatible. You can learn more about CloudFlare Pro at www.cloudflare.com/plans.
Are there domains that shouldn't be enabled with CloudFlare?
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Can I enable CloudFlare on a wildcard (*) subdomain?
No, for security reasons, CloudFlare does not proxy traffic to a wildcard subdomain. However, by explicitly listing the subdomain as a CNAME in the DNS records, CloudFlare can be enabled.
Can I enable CloudFlare on my root domain (i.e. mywebsite.com) that is an A record?
Technically no, CloudFlare will only work on CNAME entries and since the root domain is an A record, customers wouldn't be able to activate CloudFlare.
If I activated CloudFlare from my cPanel, do I also get an account on cloudflare.com?
Can the Certified Partner Resellers also become CloudFlare partners?
Yes, CloudFlare is happy to partner with our resellers. You can reach out to CloudFlare directly at www.cloudflare.com/certified-partners - or ask your DevFX representative!
Common Troubleshooting Questions
Common troubleshooting questions for DevFX Certified Partner support teams can be found here: http://www.cloudflare.com/wiki/Hosting_Partners:_Troubleshooting_Help