Improve performance + security with Free CDNs


CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Before and After CloudFlare Illustration CloudFlare's system gets faster and smarter as our community of users grows larger. We have designed the system to scale with our goal in mind: helping power and protect the entire Internet.


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Google Hosted CDN javascript Libraries?

The Google Hosted Libraries is a content distribution network for the most popular, open-source JavaScript libraries. The hosted libraries provides access to a growing list of the most popular, open-source JavaScript libraries, including:

Google works directly with the key stake holders for each library effort and accepts the latest stable versions as they are released. Once we host a release of a given library, we are committed to hosting that release indefinitely.

  • cloudflare does work and i love it! right now i'm on the FREE plan which still provides your elgg site with a major boost in performance and also it protects your site from spammers by giving them a captcha if their IP is blacklisted. the service also optimizes your css/js files by crunching it and removing white spaces without any part on your end. here's a screen shot of my current stats


    ^ as you can see, requests are processed by cloudflare instead of my server so this reduces resources on my end. 

  • i just set my site up with cloudflare - (appfog confused me and had errors)..

    after loading (and thus caching) the site pages 1-2 times, the site now loads in half the time.. but not just in my local region, also globally (according to pingdom's tests - at least for europe and usa areas).

    i'm not sure i really like the idea of a 3rd party group acting as a 'doorman' for my site, but for now i will continue the tests as the speed increase is noticable; thanks for sharing the link. 

  • Thanks all for sharing your experience. I will try again and will share my experience. As currently I do Not seen any performance boost in my site. Is there any special configuration needs to be made at CND ,elgg or at server side. I want to try free first then I will go for paid option.

  • There's nothing to configure except pointing your nameservers to cloud flares

  • Hello ALL,

    Does anyone face issue with Cloudflare  regarding access restriction (it means does your data shared with anyone with access restriction please suggest !!)

    I am not able to use "appfog" not sure how to use it.. Any tips.. Does anyone used "appfog" in his website

    @RvR any suggestion for appfog. My site is slow i am using cloudflare still page load time is 7-8 sec I want to reduce it to 4-5 sec..

Performance and Scalability

Performance and Scalability

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