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Are there any disadvantages to Cloudflare’s “Flexible SSL”?

Cloudflare let you serve your site over SSL without having to purchase and install a security certificate, a product they call “Flexible SSL”. (They act as a proxy and serve your site over SSL from ...
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Values for saved data and saved requests much lower in CloudFlare analytics for several months

For several months now the pie charts in my CloudFlare analytics show a much smaller value for the saved data and saved requests (around 5%). Before this the pie charts showed a saving of around 50% ...
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Using Cloudflare service on new hosting provider

I've changed my hosting provider today and bought a new host from another provider but i have this problem. about my previous host: my previous hosting was also the one that registered my domain. ...
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Store files only on CloudFlare's server

Does CloudFlare act as a standalone cloud server, or does it only cache files that already exist on your server? Is MaxCDN the same?
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Are CloudFlare or Google Analytics visitor numbers more appropriate to report to advertisers?

I've read Analytics: CloudFlare vs Google - What discrepancy is too big? but still can't put together an answer that the CEO of any company would accept. The numbers in CloudFlare analytics are much ...
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Need help with understanding IP blocks

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems with users being blocked from our website by CloudFlare. We run a Joomla 2.5 installation with RSFirewall. I have the list of IP blocks that CloudFlare uses, ...
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CloudFlare - Difference between Basic, Simplified, and Aggressive caching

CloudFlare has this page to explain the difference between their caching settings: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168256. However, I'm still confused. It says: Basic: ...
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How can I log a user's actual IP address instead of CloudFlare's?

My raw access log is now filled with CloudFlare IP addresses. Is there any way I can use a .htacess file or configure the server to log the user's actual IP address? With PHP, CloudFlare creates ...
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How to cache on CloudFlare images that are served to client as JSON?

I am using a gallery on my website that gets list of images from a JSON sent by a php script. So, the javascript gallery calls PHP backend and it replies with complex JSON where images are specified ...
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cloudflare's mx record should set cname or A records

The cloudflare offical support said https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168876-My-email-or-mail-stopped-working-What-should-I-do- But traditionally mx record should not set as cname ...
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How can Cloudlfare speed up PHP/MySQL?

My dreamhost plan offers me to use cloudflare CDN to speed up my pages. My page uses PHP/MySQL. I was wondering how this works, because everytime the page is loaded it must execute the PHP code and ...
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How does CloudFlare's Rocket Loader actually work (and how can a developer ensure compatibility)?

CloudFlare has quite a ground-breaking technology called Rocket Loader (both on free and paid accounts). But how does it actually work? They have a couple of pages that describe the technology, but ...
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Webpage loading with wrong content-type after setting up CloudFlare

I recently migrated my blog to the Ghost service, I've also setup an alias DNS record with CloudFlare. While showing the blog to a colleague I discovered one of the posts wasn't loading properly and ...
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Disable __cfduid cookie from Cloudflare

Is there a Cloudflare setting that corresponds to the creation of the __cfduid session cookie? I'm currently trying out CF; mostly for the neat DNS management and the implicit CDN. But the basic WAF ...
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CloudFlare blocking NVD3 Chart on my website

I have installed NVD3 Chart on my website today only and now I find that CloudFlare blocks it so the site hangs till continuously. I am sure that this is an issue with CloudFlare because when I ...
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Pages crawled with Cloudflare

I activated Cloudflare on my blog a few days ago and in their Analytics it shows me that there are 255 pages crawled by Bing, 16 by Yandex and only 1 by Google. Why only one page for Google? Should I ...
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How can SLAs guarantee over 100%

I was just looking through Cloudflares plans and noticed that their Enterprises plan offers a SLA with 2500% uptime. How is it therefore possible to offer anything above 100% uptime?
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Can using Varnish still help to improve the performance of my site if I already use CloudFlare?

I'm using CloudFlare right now. Can Varnish still help to improve the performance of my site?
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Does CloudFlare cache videos, and would this wildcard Page Rule work for that?

I'm setting everything up in my website to use CloudFlare. This is my example: On videos.domain.com/Folder-A/Folder-B/ there are some HTML files that I would NOT like CloudFlare to cache. But inside ...
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How does a CDN like CloudFlare work?

What I understand so far: You keep your current web hosting, but you change the DNS servers for your site from the DNS servers of your current hosting to CloudFlare's DNS servers. CloudFlare serves ...
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cloudflare for joomla website and how to make it more optimized [duplicate]

In our office somebody told to use cloudflare for better website browsing at client end.!! I've put our company's website on cloudflare, now.. what other changes should i make to make my website ...
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How to find out the hosting provider of a website protected with CloudFlare? [closed]

We are doing a competitive analysis of our competition, but we can't figure out how to find out the website's hosting provider, if it's protected with CloudFlare. Is it possible?
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Use SSL on Heroku without paying Heroku for SSL?

In this post, the author suggest a way to get SSL on Heroku without paying Heroku for it: Pay Cloudflare for premium service, and get SSL support with it. Create a CNAME in cloudflare that points to ...
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CloudFlare DNS: Downtime failover host

My company uses CloudFlare for its DNS, but as our site is HTTPS-secured and we're on the free plan, we can't utilize CloudFlare's CDN services. Our host has fairly rare but not insignificant ...
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Is my Hostgator dedicated IP used any more if I use CloudFlare DNS?

I'm hosting my website with Hostgator and I have a paid dedicated IP address for my host. Today I have made an account on CloudFlare and replaced my old hostgator DNS with ClodFlare's DNS. My ...
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Cloudflare and phpBB forum: users keep getting logged out [closed]

Yesterday, I added the free CDN services CloudFlare offers to my forum. I used all of the recommended settings. The used bandwidth dropped drastically and the site loaded a lot faster so I was pretty ...
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Too many “access denied” errors showing in Google Webmaster Tools

I get 18,000 "access denied" errors showing in Google Webmaster Tools every day! It's strange that it shows for URL's with www but not for those without it (i.e., just domain.com instead of ...
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What's the most efficient & economical way to do GeoIP redirects for a high traffic site?

So, I'm setting up a new potentially high traffic site that's made up of several simple static pages. We want to host it as efficiently as possible, as we're both on a non-existent budget and may have ...
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Prevent Duplicate content when using CloudFlare

I have a website which uses CloudFlare CDN. At the CDN setup, CloudFlare created a sub-domain like direct.example.com to my website, which can be used to override CloudFlare and access the site ...
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Cloudflare cache image downloads

Is there a way to have cloudflare cache image downloads, ( content type application/octet-stream, Content-Disposition attachment )? Images are hosted on AWS S3.
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Cloudflare is it safe?

I am thinking of signing up with cloud flare, but since i'm not very familiar with the technical side of things, I wanted to ask here first. How safe is it to sign up with services, like cloud flare? ...
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Analytics: CloudFlare vs Google - What discrepancy is too big?

Been using CloudFlare for one of our sites for about a week now, and CloudFlare reports 450% more real visitor page views than Google Analytics (so that's not bots or blocked threats). I understand ...
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Show Cloudflare requests in apache log

I have a number of sites using cloudflare as a CDN with the apache mod_cloudflare installed to restore original visitor IPs to my server logs. Does anyone know of a way I can make the logs identify ...
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Slower site with the *same* configuration than a mirror copy…?

I've got this Drupal site (ligadelconsorcista.org) that I have to move it from one server to another. The reason was that my older host even when it was pretty decent, it started a couple of months ...
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Remove SSL from Google Search results

I am working on a WordPress site that serves up HTTP pages statically. The problem is that some of the pages are shown as HTTPS in Google Search results. For instance, if the search term "Example ...
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Clearing cache with CloudFlare?

Is it possible to clear or avoid CloudFlare cache while doing development? I'm developing a site that has caching on several levels - WordPress supercache, the caching done by the browser, and ...
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How to make CloudFlare cache everything?

I want CloudFlare to cache everything, PHP files too, every request from the domain, I want it to cache it. Is this possible? (There are PHP scripts on the domain that print out images, JS and CSS, ...