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CloudFlare help needed

Recently I was looking for a free CDN service. I was looking for free subscription. Someone suggested me cloudflare for this. I registered here but it seems to be complex for me to understand the matter. Please help me by telling me that how this is beneficial for me.

Sorry if any typos mistake.

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A CDN is a Content Delivery Network.

A use case could be:

You will create a website that has multiple assets and files such as images and css. This becomes your website. That you developed and host in the UK.

If I send a user to your website. They may be from Australia (other side of the world). They will need to make a connection to the UK based server. With an average ping of around 200-300. This will drastically reduce load times.

So some brilliant mind somewhere has created these CDN's. These will effectively create more copies of your website on servers closer to the user, drastically reducing the ping time to the server and delivering the website sooner than before.

The next advantage that I think is rather wonderful. This user is the first person to your website. The CDN will for this user only, create a bundle of the websites assets, going through the code saying to itself "right the user needs 'this image', 'that css'" until it has all the assets. From here it will create a package that will be sent to the user. There is no change from a none CDN website here.

But, the next user we send to the server, it will say right we have another user, has there been changes to the website since we last served a package? no, then send the pre packaged bundle to this user (cuts out the packaging process). If yes, create a new bundle and deliver this (keeping this bundle ready to be sent to any more visitors).

That is it in a nutshell.

  • This is showing on my CloudFlare account home page. Can you please tell me what this does mean? – souravjns Jan 24 '19 at 2:15
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    I am unable to see what you're referencing? – Jason Is My Name Jan 24 '19 at 9:40
  • sorry. screenshot was missed. here it is prntscr.com/mbhpiy – souravjns Jan 24 '19 at 10:59
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    I believe this may be... just because you have purchased the use of the CDN doesn't mean it will know who you are or what your website is. Have you pointed the CDN to your website? Does this require changing your name server to the CDN's nameserver? – Jason Is My Name Jan 24 '19 at 11:30
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    Great, happy to help! Upvote please c: – Jason Is My Name Jan 25 '19 at 9:22

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