What is Cloudflare and why does COOL need it?
Short answer: Cloudflare is a world-wide Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Better answer: CloudFlare accelerates and protects any website online. On average, a website on CloudFlare:
- Loads 2x faster
- Uses 60% less bandwidth
- Has 65% fewer requests
- And is way more secure
Why does COOL's website need it?
Answer: Website security is something your webmaster takes very seriously. During monitoring in recent months I've seen attacks on our site from Russia, India, the Ukraine and others.
What does CloudFlare cost COOL?
Presently nothing but it could become $US 20 per month if we take advantage of some additional optional services.
How will we know when the Cloudflare service is active.
The simplest, easiest way will be to see in your browser URL (address line) that our site is secure. Cloudflare will automatically change the site from the very common insecure http:// protocol to https:// protocol. Another sure sign will be noticing the site loading much faster.
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