Secure and fast GitHub Pages with CloudFlare

Published on by Junade Ali.

GitHub offers a web hosting service whereby you can serve a static website from a GitHub repository. This platform, GitHub Pages, can be used with CloudFlare whilst using a custom domain name. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use CloudFlare and GitHub together. By taking advantage of CloudFlare’s global network, you can utilise our CDN service to improve your site's performance and security. Whilst…

Brussels, Belgium: CloudFlare's 81st Data Center is Live!

Published on by Nitin Rao.

Our week begins in Brussels, where we announce our newest data center. This is our 23rd data center in Europe alone, and our 81st data center globally - providing additional redundancy to nearby facilities in Amsterdam and Paris. Millions of websites using CloudFlare are now faster in Brussels, and we are excited to exchange traffic at the Belgium National Internet Exchange (BNIX). Strategic City ![alt](/content/images/2016/…

Optimizing TLS over TCP to reduce latency

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

The layered nature of the Internet (HTTP on top of some reliable transport (e.g. TCP), TCP on top of some datagram layer (e.g. IP), IP on top of some link (e.g. Ethernet)) has been very important in its development. Different link layers have come and gone over time (any readers still using 802.5?) and this flexibility also means that a connection from your web…

Perth, Australia: 80th Data Center

Published on by Nitin Rao.

CloudFlare is excited to announce the launch of our newest data center in Perth, Australia. This expands the breadth of our global network to span 80 unique cities across 41 countries, and is our fourth data center in the Oceania region, joining existing data centers in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Western Australia Perth is in a fascinating location. Home to sunny beaches and the highest number of self-made…

Open Sourcing CloudFlare’s UI Framework

Published on by James Kyle.

Late last year, the CloudFlare UI team made a huge decision: to change JavaScript frameworks from Backbone & Marionette to React & Redux. We’ve been one of the single biggest Backbone+Marionette apps on the web for a while now, and the decision to move was not taken lightly. On our team we have a former core team member of the Marionette team (myself), and the author…