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Five reasons we offer a free version of the service and always will: Data: we see a much broader range of attacks than we would if we only had our paid users. This allows us to offer better protection to our paid users. Customer Referrals: some of our most powerful advocates are free customers who then "take CloudFlare to work." Many of our largest ...


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CloudFlare describes Rocket Loader like this... Rocket Loader is a general-purpose asynchronous JavaScript loader coupled with a lightweight virtual browser which can safely run any JavaScript code after window.onload. Rocket Loader does a bunch of things: It ensures that all the scripts on your page will not block the content of your ...


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I have tried this solution http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/19043/how-to-set-up-email-forwarding-for-your-domain-using-mailgun So far, it seems to work for me even though my domain is still not yet verified. (Still in the early 24-48 hours to verify the MX records etc) Basically the solution is to use mailgun and setup the email forwarding using their ...


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It does not offer unlimited bandwidth. Unlimited bandwidth does not exist and is an impossibility. It is only a marketing term that states "the limit is higher than most users require". There is always a catch somewhere when anything is unlimited. With something that says unlimited, you are worse off than a service that has a specific known limit (...


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Yes, it's a caching reverse proxy. "It depends". By default only things like images and CSS are cached, but you can set the cache level per zone and set Page Rules to override what is cached or should not be cached. Static HTML can be forced to be cached by a page rule, but dynamic content obviously cannot. The exception here is if you have the Business or ...


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Change your htaccess file code on your website root directory (i.e. Your public_html ".htaccess" file) <FilesMatch "\.(ttf|otf|eot|woff|woff2)$"> <IfModule mod_headers.c> Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "http://skin.cdn.com" </IfModule> </FilesMatch> Now your CDN will be allowed to load your resource calling ...


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The CDN should be used for all static files (.css/.js/images). Sometimes however javascript or css files can have dynamic aspect to them such as that it would include a unique user string or something of that sort. In this situation the CDN server would have to contact the origin server on every request which would defeat the purpose. If your CSS and ...


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Register a free account at mailgun.org add a mailgun MX record to your Cloudflare DNS set up a forwarding rule at mailgun Enjoy.


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You can just use https://forwardemail.net. I made it completely open-source, free, encrypted, and private. There's a section on "How it works" on the website, along with a FAQ and list of features. You can even "Send Mail As" using Gmail.


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I'm a long time user of Cloudflare. I have many sites on their free plan and a few on their Pro plans. They can offer this free plan because they earn enough from their Premium plans to cover the costs. By offering a free plan to thousands of users, they can analyse more web traffic, which makes their algorithms smarter and their premium plans worth so ...


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There's another aspect that should be mentioned here: Freemium is a pricing strategy by which a product or service (typically a digital offering or application such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but money (premium) is charged for proprietary features, functionality, or virtual goods. It's a common approach to get ...


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This is something that they recently started offering as an enterprise feature see: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/206190798-Using-Resolve-Override-in-Page-Rules


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No. This will not make your site faster and is unnecessary. Multiple HTTP calls slow down your website, not speed it up. To make your CSS load as fast as possible: Minify it Compress it using gzip (mod_deflate) Serve it from a CDN Once the browser has the file it will cache it and no more requests will need to be made which is as fast as it gets.


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CloudFlare don't allow this in their Terms of Use. I received the following email from CloudFlare when I attempted this on an image-only subdomain once: Also note here -- you seem to only be using CloudFlare for this products.xyzmedia.co.uk subdomain. We do not permit CloudFlare to be used only for static file delivery. You will need to have xyzmedia.co....


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Sources say that Facebook/Externalhit does not respect crawl-delay in robots.txt because Facebook doesn't use a crawler, it uses a scraper. Whenever one of your pages is shared on Facebook, it scrapes your site for your meta title, description and image. My guess is that if Facebook is scraping your site 11,000 times in 15 minutes then I think the most ...


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So, the solution seems to be that Amazon cloudfront also evaluates my robots.txt and somehow uses different syntax rules from google. The working version of my robots.txt is the following: User-agent: Googlebot-Image Disallow: / User-agent: * Disallow: /homepage Disallow: /uncategorized Disallow: /page Disallow: /category Disallow: /author Disallow: /feed ...


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Yes: add the root domain, then you can select which subdomains to route through CloudFlare in the DNS tab, at which point you can disable CloudFlare on the domain and enable it on the subdomains by clicking the cloud icon next to the relevant DNS record. In this example, I have georgegarside.com through CloudFlare and server.georgegarside.com bypassing ...


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The intelligence of the blocker is down to whatever extension or software the user is using. Some will simply block adsense, while others may be configured to read a white list, or black list configuration. Typically a site with its own ad-network shouldn't be a problem unless the site is used by hundreds of thousands of people, then you may have people ...


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Indexed images are associated with the domain that host the HTML where they are shown, so, no worries about the CDN and your domain. Of course, it will affect SEO in a good way, cause the speed of your site will be improved and that's a SEO ranking factor.


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Just to add a little more clarity: There's a pretty good article on Quora about how CloudFlare works. Which site resources are affected? Only static ones? What CloudFlare caches by default. "Does CloudFlare act as a cache proxy? Say, I have a bunch of images on the pages of my site. Does CloudFlare cache all those images on each of their data centers and ...


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will browsers recognize individual files as being the same as pre-cached ones, if they are served from different subdomains? No. Two identical files served from different locations are different files as far as the browser (cache) is concerned. The URL is the key by which the file is cached by the browser. As media1, media2 etc all serve the same files, ...


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No. In fact the Internet Archive is not a CDN. Following your own link we see A content delivery network, or content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to provide high availability and performance by distributing the service spatially relative to end users But while the ...


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The value of a CDN is use case dependent. As others have mentioned, a CDN can have benefits, but its not magic. In some edge cases it can actually slow things down - particularly if your server and client base are in the same geographic location, but the CDN isn't. If you have fast, cheap traffic to your client base and your server can handle the loads, ...


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It looks like they clarified their TOS to specifically shield them from being used as a CDN (emphasis mine): Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do ...


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I just figured this out. That cdn is using a Script called convert_to_webp. I can't tell you what language it was written in. It is short for Convert to webpage, which accepts a boolean value(true or false) If covert to webp is true you must Save the Page as HTML. If you want the actual picture, go to the link you provided in your post, and change true ...


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We can actually manage the DNS for the record pointing to Tumblr. You can't, however, have our proxy (orange cloud) turned on for the record & it should be grey (direct).


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CloudFlare is a caching proxy so egress (out) typically exceeds ingress (in), usually by around 4-5x. Our bandwidth bill is therefore calculated on egress so we don't pay for ingress. This is part of the reason we don't charge extra when a site on our network comes under a DDoS attack. An attack increases our ingress but, unless the attack is very large, our ...


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Using a CDN vs traditional web hosting for delivering your static files such as CSS, JS, and images is commonly preferred. This is because once your files are cached on the CDN's edge servers, your site visitors will be delivered static content from the closest point of presence (PoP) instead of the origin server. In the majority of cases, this shortens ...


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If I understand this correctly you want to only change your hosting, and keep your current settings via Cloudflare. If that is the case... All you need to do is, on your CloudFlare DNS Zone File page, change your “A” record’s IP address of your old host to your new hosts IP address.


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Yes, this is a perfectly valid solution to the problem. It also covers the "use a cookieless domain for static assets" speed recommendation, if setup correctly. This won't add additional server load, as the requests are being served by the same server either way. It also makes it easier to move to/from CDNs at a later date, since you can change that ...


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