These days each & every blogger keep trying to improve the loading time of his blog in order to provide a better user experience. So, cloud computing comes into picture here as CloudFlare which is uesd to protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of its community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network.
CloudFlare typically loads twice as fast, uses 65% less server resources, saves 60% of bandwidth and has an additional layer of security. Hosting Providers get reduced server load, bandwidth savings, mitigation of DDoS attacks and and IPv4/v6 gateway.
Follow the steps below to get started using CloudFlare :
1. You must have an account of CloudFlare. Add a Website in your CloudFlare account, after the 60 seconds testing DNS, it’ll ask you to add the missing DNS records.
2. You can find out the missing DNS records by going to cPanel > Advanced DNS records
3. Find out the missing records and add them in your CloudFlare account. After adding the missing records, just click the button says ‘I’ve added all missing records’, choose pricing plan for your CloudFlare account and click the button ‘Continue’.
4. Now, finally update your domain nameservers in your Godaddy, Hostgator or anywhere you bought your domain from, we use hostmantis and here is what we have to do with nameservers.
5. Login to your DNS provider. (e.g Godaddy, Hostgator, or any other), replace your nameservers with CloudFlare nameservers.
That’s it. After updating the new nameservers of CloudFlare just wait for about 24 Hours, check for the site performance.
Till now one part of work is completed, now login into your wordpress site & activate the CloudFlare CDN plugin.
Steps to Setup the CloudFlare CDN plugin
1. Download, Install, and activate the CloudFlare CDN plugin
2. Go to Plugins > CloudFlare
3. Enter the API key and add the email address that you used to sign-up at CloudFlare.
This is all you need to install and setup CloudFlare with your WordPress installation.