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Cloudflare was ranked in the 7th rank among the top 50 Bad Hosts by HostExploit. Recommended first steps for all Cloudflare users. Hear from thought leaders about the future of the Internet. Learn More Add a Website. We believe every website should have free access to foundational security and performance. Before Cloudflare, if someone typed your website's domain allen.

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What type of spike in requests are you seeing? Overall looking at the last 30 days in the Analytics tab current requests are lower than a few weeks ago. There is a bit of a peak in uncached requests in the last few hours for uncached requests. By default Cloudflare caches static content https: Attached the graph for more info. Screen Shot at 2. Those are active requests from Cloudflare. This is the same issue we faced earlier two weeks before and we unplugged the sub-domain from cloudflare.

Today we plugged it again and face the same issue. Could it be a caching request from cloudflare?. Do you have access to the server logs to determine if these are legitimate requests to the origin?

From start to finish, setup takes most website owners less than 5 minutes. Adding your website requires only a simple change to your domain's DNS settings. There is no hardware or software to install or maintain and you do not need to change any of your site's existing code. If you are ever unhappy you can turn Cloudflare off as easily as you turned it on.

Our core service is free and we offer enhanced services for websites who need extra features like real time reporting or SSL. Create a Cloudflare account and add a website. Cloudflare is designed to accelerate and secure any website. Our system works somewhat like a Content Delivery Network CDN , but is designed to be much easier to setup and configure. To explain how the system works, imagine you have a website allen.

Before Cloudflare, if someone typed your website's domain allen. In order to make Cloudflare easy to set up, we take advantage of how this basic function of the Internet works. Rather than having you add hardware, install software, or change your code, we have you designate two Cloudflare nameservers as the authoritative nameservers for your domain e.

You make this change with the registrar from which you bought your domain e. Designating Cloudflare as your authoritative nameservers doesn't change anything about your website. Your registrar remains your registrar, your hosting provider remains your hosting provider, and so on. However, because we are your authoritative nameserver, we can begin cleaning and accelerating your web traffic. To make this happen, we use a network technology called Anycast to route initial DNS lookups for your domain to the Cloudflare data center closest to the visitor.

The data center that receives the request returns an answer in the form of a Cloudflare IP address e. After a visitor's browser has done the initial DNS lookup, it begins making requests to retrieve the actual content of a website. Before Cloudflare, that address would have been With Cloudflare as the authoritative nameserver, the new address is The Cloudflare data center at Because Cloudflare has a very large number of data centers , we often have access to a faster route from our data center back to your web server than would be available to a visitor directly requesting your site.

This means that even with Cloudflare between your website and your visitor, traffic will often still arrive to your visitor sooner.

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The larger the network, the better performance and security we can deliver to our customers. Every new Cloudflare data center improves the performance, security and reliability of millions of websites, as we expand our surface area to fight growing attacks and serve web requests even closer to the Internet user. Cloudflare’s global Anycast network powers our DNS and other services. With Anycast, multiple machines can share the same IP address. When a request is sent to an Anycast IP address, routers will direct it to the machine on the network that is closest. Here at Cloudflare, we make the Internet work the way it should. Offering CDN, DNS, DDoS protection and security, find out how we can help your site.