Umbra Hosting is a CloudFlare Optimized Partner
What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare protects and accelerates your website. Once your website is enabled on CloudFlare, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network. The CloudFlare content delivery network automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. CloudFlare also blocks threats and limits abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
Fast and Easy Installation
We have fully integrated CloudFlare within cPanel. You can easily and quickly enable CloudFlare by clicking on the CloudFlare icon in cPanel. cPanel then makes the necessary changes to point your web servers to the CloudFlare content delivery network. Summary statistics as well as various CloudFlare settings are available directly from within cPanel.
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
CloudFlare operates out of 23 data centers around the world. The CDN automatically caches your static files at the edge nodes so these files are stored closer to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from your web server. CloudFlare then uses a technology called Anycast to route your visitors to the nearest data center. The result is that your website, on average, loads twice as fast for your visitors regardless of where they are located.
CloudFlare leverages the knowledge of its diverse community of websites to power a new type of security service. Online threats range from nuisances like comment spam and excessive bot crawling to malicious attacks like SQL injection and denial of service (DOS) attacks. CloudFlare provides security protection against all of these types of threats and more to keep your website safe.
CloudFlare’s technology automatically detects new attacks that arise against any website on its network. Once CloudFlare identifies that there is a new attack, CloudFlare starts to block the attack for both the particular website and the entire community. This also means the longer you are on CloudFlare, the better the protection becomes.
Forget the confusing control panels of most security products. With CloudFlare, simply choose the security setting for your website. You can choose between I’m under attack!, High, Medium, Low and Essentially off. Provide the full armor defense, or stop only the worst threats. Behind the scenes, our systems learn about your site and automatically tune protection to your particular needs.
Railgun ensures that the connection between your web server and the CloudFlare CDN is as fast as possible. Railgun achieves a 99.6% compression ratio for previously uncacheable web objects by using techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. This results in an average performance increase of 730%.
Railgun accelerates the connection between the Umbra Hosting data center and an CloudFlare network so that requests that cannot be served from the CloudFlare cache are nevertheless served very fast.
Approximately 2/3 of requests to sites on CloudFlare are served directly from cache from the data center that is physically closest to the person surfing the web. Because CloudFlare has data centers around the world this means that whether you are in Bangalore, Brisbane, Birmingham or Boston web pages are delivered quickly even when the real, origin web server is thousands of miles away.
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