A Very WebP New Year from Cloudflare

Published on by David Wragg.

Cloudflare has an automatic image optimization feature called Polish, available to customers on paid plans. It recompresses images and removes unnecessary data so that they are delivered to browsers more quickly. Up until now, Polish has not changed image types when optimizing (even if, for example, a PNG might sometimes

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

Introducing Partner Analytics

Published on by Patrick R. Donahue.

CloudFlare has over 5,000 hosting provider partners. Every day, thousands of our partners' customers take advantage of CloudFlare to help them be faster and more secure. The benefits to our partners aren't just happier customers, they also translate into real savings. In the last month, for instance, we saved

The Relative Cost of Bandwidth Around the World

Published on by Matthew Prince.

CC BY 2.0 by Kendrick Erickson Over the last few months, there’s been increased attention on networks and how they interconnect. CloudFlare runs a large network that interconnects with many others around the world. From our vantage point, we have incredible visibility into global network operations. Given

DIY Web Server: Raspberry Pi + CloudFlare

Published on by Andrew A. Schafer.

The Raspberry Pi was created with a simple mission in mind: change the way people interact with computers. This inexpensive, credit card-sized machine is encouraging people, especially kids, to start playing with computers, not on them. When the first computers came out, basic programming skills were necessary. This was the