Slow Website? Cloudflare Can Boost Speeds And Protect Data

5th September, 2018 by

You have the domain, the perfectly designed website, and reliable web hosting, so why isn’t your website a smash hit? Could it be that it’s loading too slowly? Cloudflare might be exactly what you need.

So much of your website’s success depends on speed. From search engine optimization to sales, your website visitors expect quick loading pages and quickly processed payments. Just a few milliseconds can be the difference between a completed transaction and shopping cart abandonment.

Cloudflare can help!

Cloudflare is WestHost’s favorite tool for speeding up websites and protecting against disruptions that could take your site offline. This easy-to-use tool can boost performance and stop DDoS attacks in their tracks. Cloudflare currently operates the fastest and most reliable DNS service on the planet and has footprints in 152 data centers around the globe. Read on to see exactly how Cloudflare can optimize your website performance, and how you can add it to your WestHost account:

Lightning Speed

Cloudflare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which means that a copy of your website data is saved in Cloudflare’s many data centers. Having multiple data locations means that your website information can quickly load from the closest geographical location. Less latency means more website traffic, higher SEO, more time spent on web pages, and less shopping cart abandonment.

Less Downtime

Cloudflare stores your website in multiple data center locations to boost speed while also increasing uptime. For example, if a data center encounters power loss or hardware failure, another data center with an exact replica of your website can pick up right where the other data center left of without service interruption. No longer will you need to worry about being kicked offline due to issues at your data center. Instead, Cloudflare keeps your reputation in tip-top shape with maximum uptime and reliability.

Security Boost

Protect your website visitors from hackers and spammers with Cloudflare’s extra security boost. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, and combating their effects is a real concern for website owners. Cloudflare minimizes the risk of outside interference with their security systems to keep you online and uninterrupted. By constantly monitoring your website traffic, Cloudflare can stop attacks in their tracks before they can even begin.

Additional Insight

Easily monitor website traffic, web crawlers and online threats with Cloudflare analytics. Cloudflare supports 35% of the world’s internet traffic, which means that you can use their additional insights to compare and audit your website data. From analyzing threat risks to enterprise logs, Cloudflare has the information you need to make informed decisions about your website.

How to add Cloudflare to your CHI account:

To add the Cloudflare DNS tool to your WestHost CHI account, simply log in with your username and password. Select the Domains icon from the menu on the left-hand side of your screen. Select the domain you would like to add your new services to. Click the Cloudflare link from the menu found at the top of your screen. Select your preferred package and click Checkout. Once you have finished the checkout process, simply toggle the Cloudflare switch to ON to begin enjoying Cloudflare services. You can find the toggle under the Subdomains Management section.

As always, if you have any questions about Cloudflare or any other WestHost service, be sure to contact our expert support staff by opening a chat, giving us a call or creating a ticket within your CHI account.

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