You Can Finally Get More Page Rules For 5 For $5

Published on by Dani Grant.

Since CloudFlare launched Page Rules in 2012, our Free, Pro and Business users have been asking for a way to get more Page Rules without committing to the next plan up. Starting today, anyone on CloudFlare can add 5 additional Page Rules for just $5/month. Page Rules allows you to fine tune your site speed and to apply CloudFlare’s wide range of features to specific parts…

How the Consumer Product Safety Commission is (Inadvertently) Behind the Internet’s Largest DDoS Attacks

Published on by Matthew Prince.

The mission of the United State's Government's Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is to protect consumers from injury by products. It's ironic then that the CPSC is playing an unwitting role in most of the largest DDoS attacks seen on the Internet. To understand how, you need to understand a bit about how you launch a high volume DDoS. Logo of the Consumer Product Safety Commission Amplification DDoS…

Evenly Distributed Future

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Traveling back and forth between the UK and US I often find myself answering the question “What does CloudFlare do?”. That question gets posed by USCIS on arrival and I’ve honed a short and accurate answer: “CloudFlare protects web sites from hackers, makes web sites faster and ensures they work on your computer, phone or tablet.” CC BY 2.0 image by d26b73 If anyone, border agents…

The Cuban CDN

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

On a recent trip to Cuba I brought with me a smartphone and hoped to get Internet access either via WiFi or 3G. I managed that (at a price) but also saw for myself how Cubans get access to an alternate Internet delivered by sneakernet. Cuba is currently poorly served by the Internet with a small number of public WiFi hotspots. There are currently 175 public WiFi hotspots…

Bandwidth Costs Around the World

Published on by Nitin Rao.

CloudFlare protects over 4 million websites using our global network which spans 86 cities across 45 countries. Running this network give us a unique vantage point to track the evolving cost of bandwidth around the world. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Quinn Dombrowski Recap Two years ago, we previewed the relative cost of bandwidth that we see in different parts of the world. Bandwidth is the largest…