We want to acknowledge and thank the amazing team of engineers at NGINX. They have been working on a SPDY implementation for quite some time and their work made it possible for us to roll out SPDY across our network. CloudFlare's core is built on top of the
SSL today is too hard. While it's something every website should support, even for the technically savvy, getting a SSL certificate properly installed on your web server can be daunting. Moreover, several platforms like Google AppEngine don't fully support SSL so it's not a
CloudFlare partners with GlobalSign in order to support SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connections through our network. Earlier this week, there were allegations that GlobalSign may have been compromised in some way by a hacker. As a precaution, while GlobalSign conducts a full security audit, they have temporarily suspended issuing certificates.
*Note: this post is depricated. While it worked for a while, AppEngine made a change on their side that caused it to break. Rather than playing wack-a-mole with a brittle solution, we decided to create something that would work for the long term and across a wider range or services.