Used by 25 million websites worldwide, Cloudflare packs a real punch as a heavyweight security tool with a whole load of extra benefits. Which is exactly why we’re bringing it to STORM. So what is it, why will you love it… and how do you get your hands on it?
What is Cloudflare?
Well, it’s a really powerful content delivery network, which works to protect your website and help it run a whole lot better. We like to say it’s a bit like a pub bouncer, keeping trouble out of your website, so what’s inside can be even more amazing.
So it’s all about security?
Nope. The extra security Cloudflare adds to your website is huge. In fact, its 42-terabyte global anycast network is 15 times bigger than the biggest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack ever seen. Which means it gives you outstanding protection against hacks, attacks, malicious bots, brute force login attempts… you name it.
Good stuff, right? But that’s just part of what Cloudflare can do. Because while it’s saving you from all those security headaches and giving you some valuable peace of mind, it’s also quietly boosting your reliability, performance, speed and searchability. Massively.
How does Cloudflare make my sites more reliable?
One of its real strengths is the way it helps your sites handle traffic. Tons of it. Whether you’re launching a new product, running an ad campaign or having a huge Black Friday sale, it’ll give you the resilience to sail right through effortlessly.
No downtime dramas, no sluggish speeds, just great performance that keeps your customers super happy. It’s a ready-for-anything-the-world-throws-at-you type of thing.
Will Cloudflare make my sites faster too?
Absolutely. Every fraction of a second counts when it comes to keeping your customers on your website – even a tiny delay can send them elsewhere, pretty sharpish. So Cloudflare works hard to make your websites faster, boosting caching speeds, optimising images and using clever load balancing to serve your pages closer to your user, wherever they might be.
Which all means faster page loads, nippier navigation, better search rankings and more new site visits. Cloudflare even improves your performance on mobile, making browsing, shopping and service on the go a faster, more satisfying experience.
So how do I get my hands on Cloudflare?
Free Cloudflare in our intuitive hosting platform STORM is now live! And if you’re already on a STORM Neon package or above, you’ll be able to switch it on straightaway, at the flick of a toggle in your account area under ‘Integrations‘.
If you’re on our Vapour or Helium packages, it’s quick and easy to upgrade and get Cloudflare in your account area under ‘Integrations‘... And if you’re not on STORM yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you…
Take us for a spin with a free, no-strings, trial and if you love STORM, sign up to a Neon package or above and you’ll get free Cloudflare too.
What happens when I flick the toggle?
If you’ve already got a Cloudflare account, it’ll link straight to your STORM dashboard. And if you haven’t got Cloudflare yet, you’ll be invited to sign up, fast and free. Boom.
Like to take a closer look at Cloudflare in STORM? Book a free demo with our in-house expert Tom and he’ll show you round, talk you through the tools and help you get off to a flying start. And if you need a natter about anything else hosting related, we’re always happy to help. Just drop us a line , open a ticket on our website or give us a ring on 0203 005 9181. We’d love to hear from you.