Anchor partners with CloudFlare

December 7, 2015 General, General

CloudFlare LogoAnchor is proud to announce a new partnership with CloudFlare.

CloudFlare is a global CDN (Content Delivery Network) and DNS (Domain Name System) provider that helps to increase website performance and security. Further, it helps to keep web pages (especially with ad servers and third party widgets) quick on mobile phones, tablets and computers.

CloudFlare routes web traffic through their intelligent global network. This allows them to automatically optimise the delivery of the customer’s web pages to ensure that the pages have the fastest load times and performance figures. Additionally, routing through the CloudFlare network blocks threats and limits bots from wasting the customer’s bandwidth and server resources.

On average, a website using the CloudFlare network;

  • Loads twice as fast
  • Uses 60% less bandwidth
  • Has 65% fewer requests to deal with
  • Is far more secure


CloudFlare recently added support for HTTP/2 and SPDY – the latest update to the HTTP protocol bringing advancements in efficiency, security, and speed. Importantly for many Anchor customers, CloudFlare provides some of the best and most cost-effective DDoS protection in existence. If you operate an ecommerce presence, this feature alone more than justifies the relatively small cost of the CloudFlare service.

CloudFlare operate from more than 40 data centres in almost as many countries, and use the size of their ‘quietly built cloud’ to process more than 5% of all web requests. For these reasons, Anchor strongly recommends the use of CloudFlare for almost all of our customers!

Contact the support team at Anchor and we can get your site behind the CloudFlare network in a matter of hours. 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.