Introducing Cloudflare: Website Protection & Acceleration
The two major concerns you have as a website owner are:
1. Keeping the website safe and running
2. Providing the best possible user experience for your visitors.
But you also know that dealing with security and performance issues can take a lot of your time and effort. While web-attacks become more and more sophisticated, you might not always win the battle.
A new solution GlowHost offers for free solves these exact issues for our hosted websites. We’re glad to announce that we have partnered with Cloudflare, a cloud-based website protection and acceleration service. This service provides enterprise-grade website security for the biggest websites in the world including banks, government institutions, trading companies, and some of the biggest eCommerce websites.
Using a new integration into your GlowHost control panel, you can activate Cloudflare on your sites with a simple click. As a result, you don’t need to configure anything or make any changes to your website. Any shared package will work! Simply click the Cloudflare icon in your cPanel, then follow the instructions on-screen to enable Cloudflare on your sites.
How does it work?
Once you activate Cloudflare, their global network of servers will route your traffic. Incoming traffic is intelligently profiled in real-time. That means that intermediate servers are blocking all known and emerging threats. Meanwhile, outgoing traffic is accelerated and optimized with global CDN for faster load times, keeping welcome visitors speeding through.
This means that Cloudflare does the job for you: monitors your website 24/7 and filters all traffic. As a result, only the legitimate traffic passes through. As CloudFlare says: “You’ve got enough things to do. So go ahead, we’ll take care of the rest.”
So what do you get by using Cloudflare through GlowHost?
Once you activate Cloudflare through your GlowHost control panel, you get the free plan which includes:
1. Website Acceleration: CDN improves website performance by caching and optimizing its content and delivering it to your website visitor from the nearest location.
2. Bad Bots Protection: Cloudflare developed a unique bot classification and detention technology. This technology is based on several layers of protection and on their existing and growing bot signature database. This means they filter human visitors from bots, as well as differentiating good bots (like Google) from bad bots (like spammers). As a result, the protection will block spammers, scrapers, vulnerability scanners and other malicious bots from reaching your site.
Upgrading to one of Cloudflare’s paid plans will provide additional protection:
Web Application Firewall
Cloudflare’s Enterprise-grade PCI compliant WAF protects from all malicious attacks including SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, Illegal resource access, and other OWASP top 10 threats. This should be especially important to eCommerce websites, high profile websites, and sites that have already suffered from these kinds of attacks.
Cloudflare also provides protection against network (layer 3 & 4) and application (layer 7) DDoS attacks that can be activated immediately and without installing and hardware/software or making and changes in the website.
Learn more about GlowHost’s Cloudflare offer and take advantage of their free tools to block bad bots and accelerate your web site today.
Do you have questions or comments about this offer? Please ask us using the comments section below!