Cloudflare is one of the most popular CDN providers today and the reason for this is that apart from premium CDN plan, it also provides free CDN plan and this free CDN plan is perfect for any small blogs and websites.
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Apart from the Cloudflare CDN service, it also protects your blog from DDos attacks and malicious bots and this keeps the security of your site strong.
Then when a user sends a request from his browser to visit a page of your blog, then Cloudflare CDN sends the static files of your blog page to that user from the nearest data center of your user.
The advantage of this process is that your blog pages are loaded very quickly on the user’s browser, apart from this, because most of the static files are being sent from CDN servers to the user’s browser, it does not waste the bandwidth of your server.
You can fully trust Cloudflare CDN because big companies like Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm support Cloudflare and the best thing is you can setup free cloudflare CDN on your blog very easily.
Setup Cloudflare CDN
- First you open the CloudFlare Website and then click on the Sign Up button.
- Now a simple form will open in front of you to create an account on CloudFlare, in which you have to first enter your email id and then set a password for yourself and then in the last you have to click on Create Account button.
- Now the dashboard of CloudFlare will be open in front of you and now you have to click on Add Site button to setup your blog on CloudFlare CDN.
- Now enter the domain name of your blog and then click on the Add Site button. After this, you select ClaudFlare’s free CDN plan and click on the Confirm plan button.
- Now CloudFlare will fetch your hosting DNS and show it in front of you and now you have to click on Continue button.
- In this step, you have to change the nameservers of your domain, so now copy the Cloudflare nameservers that are showing in front of you and change them from your current nameservers and then click on the Continue button.
- After changing the nameservers and then clicking on the continue button, you will have a pandding status show in front of you i.e. it will take about 24 hours for your nameservers to be updated and then after that your site will become active on Cloudflare.
Important Note : If you have more than one blog then you do not need to create separate cloudflare account for all, you can add any number of sites in one account.
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