The speed of your website is now more important than ever as Google uses this as one of the metrics to rank your website (amongst many others) and more importantly your website visitors will simply go elsewhere if they have to wait for your website to load. If you don’t have the budget to spend on high end web hosting then the Cloudflare CDN is a fantastic option to speed up the delivery of your website, reduce your server load and protect it against attacks using their vast network of servers.
What is a CDN?
The term CDN is short for Content Delivery Network and in essence is a network of web servers around the world that deliver your website’s content based on the geographical location of the user. So if the users is in the UK a server located in the UK will be used to display the website or content meaning the time to request and display the content is reduced because it has a shorter distance to go.
Not only will your website speed improve but Cloudflare also adds an extra level of security over your website and can help again brute force attacks for example. This improves your website security and can help keep your website safe.
Setting up Cloudflare
Getting Cloudflare setup and integrated into your website is a simple task and should take you less than 10 minutes to do.
WPLift have written How to Set Up CloudFlare for WordPress – The Complete Guide which guides you step by step on how to get this set up.
Read the post here How to Set Up CloudFlare for WordPress – The Complete Guide.