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Speed-up & Protect your site

We’re all busy people, including our prospective customers. What better way to show your company is fast and responsive than making your visitors web experience speedy? Fast or slow websites leave a lasting impression on prospective customers. The leading brands we use every day have staff and know-how to make sure things are running smooth.

Let’s be honest, you’re the one responsible for making sure things run smooth. That can be a hard task to tackle everyday with the growing number of vulnerabilities, technical learning curves and everyday responsibilities. (sigh)

There’s hope yet in making fast & secure web serving a little easier. I found a service that helps speed-up your website and protects it from some attacks. Cloudflare works with any website system, though of course we recommend using Worpdress. Cloudflare even provides a WordPress plugin to help optimize your site’s configuration for use with the service. (Combine this with a WordPress caching tool and you’re off to the races)

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is connected, its web traffic is routed through Cloudflare’s intelligent global network. They automatically optimize delivery of your web pages so visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance.

Threats, abusive bots and crawlers are blocked 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.

The best part is there is a free account to give it a try (though for the $20 a month, I recommend a paid account).

Configuration is a snap, though you have to have access to change your Name Servers at your Domain Registrar. This may sound complex for some, but most of the providers such as Godaddy, Network Solutions or Hover can help you do this; and if all else fails, drop us a note. We’d be happy to lend a hand.

Happy faster & more secure web-serving!


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