Test all the things: IPv6, HTTP/2, SHA-2

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

CloudFlare constantly tries to stay on the leading edge of Internet technologies so that our customers' web sites use the latest, fastest, most secure protocols. For example, in the past we've enabled IPv6 and SPDY/3.1. Today we've switched on a test server that is open for people to test compatibility of web clients. It's a mirror of this blog and is served from https://http2.cloudflare.…

Simple Helix chooses CloudFlare to ignite white-hot Magento performance

Published on by Peter Dumanian.

Today’s guest blogger is George Cagle. George is a system administrator at Simple Helix, a CloudFlare partner. Some months ago, we made a big bet on partnering with CloudFlare for performance improvements and website security for our Magento hosting customers. Customer experience is core to our business and relying on another company is a major deal. CloudFlare is now included in Default–On mode for select Simple…

Railgun v5 has landed: better, faster, lighter

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Three years ago we launched Railgun, CloudFlare's origin network optimizer. Railgun allows us to cache the uncacheable to accelerate the connection between CloudFlare and our customers' origin servers. That brings the benefit of a CDN to even dynamic content with no need for 'fast purging' or other tricks. With Railgun even dynamic, ever-changing pages benefit from caching. CC BY 2.0 image by Nathan E Photography Over those…

SXSW Interactive 2016: Vote for CloudFlare’s Submissions

Published on by Daniella Vallurupalli.

It’s that time of year again, when the end of summer is in sight, students are back in school, football is on TV again, and your social feeds are flooded with “vote for my panel at SXSW” updates. While it feels like our team was just at SXSW, it’s already time to start planning for SXSW ‘16. If these topics interest you, please take a minute…

Mombasa, Kenya: CloudFlare's 43rd data center

Published on by Joshua Motta.

Only two weeks after the announcement of our four new points of presence (PoPs) in the Middle East, it is with much hullabaloo that we announce our 43rd PoP, and second in Africa following Johannesburg, in Mombasa, Kenya (a.k.a. “The Castle”). In a challenge that vexed many of our readers, Mombasa is our first PoP to be located in a real life castle-turned-data center (see above)…