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What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is a globally operating cloud service provider. The company was able to assert itself on the market against the competition primarily with its high-performance content delivery network (CDN) and is now one of the largest providers in this area. The company was founded in 2009 and, in addition to a CDN, also offers numerous protection mechanisms such as DDOS protection and web firewall.

Gigantic network of regional servers

Cloudflare operates a gigantic network of regionally distributed servers that are connected via the Internet and are responsible for the delivery of web content. Such services are called content delivery or content distribution networks (CDN). Different goals are pursued with this type of web content delivery, such as:

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  • Improving the build speed of web pages
  • Reduction of the required bandwidth
  • lower latency
  • protection against DDOS attacks
  • Optimized availability of web content

How Cloudflare works

For example, if your website is intended for visitors from France, but your server is located in the US, using a content delivery network can significantly minimize the access speed for French visitors. Cloudflare creates copies of your web presence and stores them on its own servers, which are distributed all over the world. Now, when a user accesses your site, the content distribution network ensures that the servers that can deliver your web presence the fastest are always contacted.

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What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is an intelligent, integrated and global cloud network that provides security, performance and reliability for all internet applications, all internet infrastructure and all teams.

Why use Cloudflare?

The cloud service provider is a free CDN type product that protects against threats like SQL injection and identity theft. The service provider also improves website performance and speeds up load times by using multiple data centers around the world. The Cloudflare network acts like a giant VPN.

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