April 21, 2011 5:52PM
Using the CloudFlare API to pull visitor IPs
Many of our customers love CloudFlare's statistics report because the information available differs from other services providing analytics. One frequent request is that customers would like to be able to look at the individual IP hits coming to their site....
April 14, 2011 6:57PM
Using the CloudFlare API to report spam on your site back to CloudFlare
CloudFlare loves threat data. CloudFlare's sytem continually gets smarter through a variety of ways, including through user-reported data. So for example, users can add IP and IP ranges to their Block List. This information is fed back to the CloudFlare system benefiting the entire community....
April 13, 2011 4:40PM
Startups Meet-up for Lunch at CloudFlare
Startups like Reddit, Dishcrawl, Tapviva, Redbeacon and SpotSift exchanged ideas over some cheesy Toasty Melts and pork sliders from Good Foods Catering at the Cloudflaer Loft. It was a great way to meet many of our SOMA neighbors....
April 07, 2011 8:20PM
The CloudFlare Drupal Extension
A Drupal developer, Brian Stevenson, recently created a CloudFlare Drupal extension that will help Drupal site owners get the original visitor IP at the Drupal level. Some common FAQs about the CloudFlare Drupal Extension....
April 05, 2011 4:41PM
Smarter Web Security, With Your Help
Good security depends on having a lot of information and being able to react to it quickly. One of the problems with traditional web security has been that it relies on installing an appliance or software....
April 04, 2011 11:08PM
Meet-up With CloudFlare
CloudFlare has such a vibrant community, so we thought, why not bring them all together? Over the next several weeks, we are bringing together fantastic groups for a series of meetups. We will host many here in the CloudFlare office, as well as one in Boston....
April 01, 2011 5:31PM
April's Fools Day
Life @ Cloudflare
It is a beautiful morning in San Francisco and the office was full of April Fool's jokes. The creativity was spearheaded by Matthieu, who recruited Matthew and Jason to help him execute several ideas. The pranks included wrapping Lee's desk in parcel paper, packaging Ian's desk in bubble wrap, controlling Sri's computer remotely with a foot and making my desk look like it just stepped into a flurry of sticky notes. It was a fun way to start everyone's day. Thanks Matthieu! And then, after all the fun died down, it was Matthieu's turn to be pranked. Jason did a switch-and-bait on his keyboard that made it difficult to type in French. Jason removed the windows key that Matthieu uses to make accents when writing in French. Quel plaisir! The stakes have been raised for next year. The planning is already underway....
March 31, 2011 9:22PM
CloudFlare and Metallica 'Ride the Lightning'
A few weeks ago, Metallica signed up for the CloudFlare service. I reached out to the network admin to find out why Metallica decided to use CloudFlare, and this is what he had to say....
March 23, 2011 10:35PM
CloudFlare Opens Its Office in San Francisco, and Brings on New Talent
Life @ Cloudflare
In February, CloudFlare packed up our first office in Palo Alto and headed up the 101 to San Francisco. The new office is located in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district, complete with an one block walk to Caltrain, the Giants stadium and Blue Bottle Coffee....
March 16, 2011 9:19PM
A2 Hosting Guest Blog Post: CloudFlare and... Pizza???
A guest post is by Brad Litwin at A2 Hosting, one of the CloudFlare Hosting partners. They asked to talk about how CloudFlare is helping their customers. Learn more about the CloudFlare hosting partner program....
March 16, 2011 1:31AM
Introducing the CloudFlare Joomla Extension
The CloudFlare team takes a great deal of pride in listening to the feedback of our users. We're pleased to announce that we recently released a beta version of our CloudFlare Joomla extension that will help you get the most out of using Joomla and CloudFlare together....
March 12, 2011 12:56AM
CloudFlare Loft Party
Life @ Cloudflare
Last week the CloudFlare team opened our new San Francisco office to our users and friends for an open house / loft party. We had The Peelers, a terrific local mashup band, entertain the crowd while everyone sipped drinks and snacked on great food from San Francisco street cart vendors....
March 09, 2011 7:59PM
Meet the (Sometimes Goofy) CloudFlare Team
Life @ Cloudflare
CloudFlare launched to the public at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on September 27, 2010. We were named the Most Innovative Company at the conference and came in second in the overall competition. Recently we were invited by TechCrunch to write an update on what's happened since our launch....
March 02, 2011 12:02AM
CloudFlare Adds Multiple Language Support
CloudFlare, with the help of many of our community members, has recently added support for 8 additional languages on the CloudFlare challenge page....
February 25, 2011 5:40PM
Cloudflare Tips: Using Cloudflare for your forums
ForumCon attracted forum owners from all over the world and we got to meet a lot of interesting people. Some of the key things we heard was that unlike other types of websites, forums had to have the ability for its members to post comments and connect in real-time....
February 11, 2011 1:53AM
CloudFlare Tips: Frequently used CloudFlare settings
Many of our recent blog posts have had to do with helping customers navigate the CloudFlare service effectively. Staying wit that theme, we wanted to review some of the most frequently used CloudFlare settings that people use (or need to know about) on the CloudFlare 'Settings' page....
February 04, 2011 4:53PM
CloudFlare Guest Blog Post: Gabe Arnold of ZigZap
I run a small technology firm and write on my blog GabeArnold.com I focus on techniques and technology that help small business owners grow and succeed in a rapid and measurable manner. CloudFlare meets my criteria as a reliable tool for small business owners and freelancers....
February 03, 2011 12:04AM
CloudFlare Keeps Groundhog Day Online!
Today is Groundhog Day: the day on which a groundhog (named Phil) crawls out of his hole in Punxsutawney, PA and either sees his shadow, meaning we're in for six more weeks of winter, or does not, in which case it will be an early spring. Phil's official keeper is the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club....
January 29, 2011 4:26AM
What Egypt Shutting Down the Internet Looks Like
CloudFlare gets quite a bit of traffic from Egypt -- the country is consistently in the top-20 originators of visitors to our network. That is, until last night when Egypt shut down the Internet. Here is a graph showing traffic to our network from Egypt....
January 21, 2011 8:16PM
CloudFlare Guest Blog Post: TweetFind
My name is Ruben Orozco, and I'm the Founder of Tweetfind.com. When I'm not working on @TweetFind.com, a Twitter directory to bring Consumers and Businesses together, I work as a Computer Administrator for a High School in Santa Barbara, CA....