Codengine and Cloudflare partnership
# Published 03 March 2019
How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site
CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.
Codengine is excited to announce our partnership with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company. If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, their value proposition is simple: they make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
They power more than 400 billion monthly page views - more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined - and over 1.2 billion monthly users regularly pass through their network. We’re really glad CloudFlare has partnered with Codengine.
Faster web performance
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like Codengine and make it even better.
They run data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare in our domains section, they will begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, they intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on their servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before they check to see if they’ve been updated; you can always purge their cache in the domains section of Codengine. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.
The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.
Broad web security
Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) they track on the Internet. As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites. CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about their approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. They analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
In time, theur goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, they are well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.
By integrating closely with CloudFlare, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare easy through our existing dashboard. Just add a domain in the domains section of the dashboard then set up a CNAME to the Codengine origin of your website.