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Instant CloudFlare Starter

By : Jeffrey Dickey
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Instant CloudFlare Starter

By: Jeffrey Dickey

Overview of this book

Ensuring your website is up, fast, and secure is a difficult yet crucial task. Learning how to protect and safeguard your web presence from malicious attackers whilst also making sure that it is optimized is important for any website administrator. CloudFlare helps you augment your website with additional security, as well as provide the extra bit of speed that will set you apart from the competition."Instant CloudFlare Starter" will show you how to leverage the power of the cloud to ensure that your website is running at its very best. It will also tell you exactly what CloudFlare is doing when you enable various features, and guide you through the entire setup and configuration process.After learning about what CloudFlare actually is, you'll be shown how to fully optimize and secure your own website - using the latest that CloudFlare has to offer.As well as ensuring that your own site is protected with CloudFlare, you'll learn exactly how it actually secures your website from malicious attackers. This is in addition to making sure that you can send and receive emails effectively from your own domain, as well as learning how CloudFlare can enable your site’s static assets to load quickly, with little effort on your part.You'll be guided through the whole optimization process - with additional tips and guidance that help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, alongside coverage of optional modules that can additionally improve the speed of your website, add analytics, or even entirely new functionality.With detailed explanations of things to look out for and how CloudFlare can solve your problems on your website, "CloudFlare Starter" will ultimately show you how to optimize and secure your website effectively with minimum hassle.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Chapter 1. Instant CloudFlare Starter

Welcome to CloudFlare Starter. This book has been especially created to provide you with all the information that you need to get set up with CloudFlare. You will learn the basics of CloudFlare, make your site perform faster, and discover some tips and tricks for using CloudFlare.

This document contains the following sections:

So, what is CloudFlare? looks at what CloudFlare actually is, what you can do with it, and why it's so great.

Installation teaches you how to set up CloudFlare with the minimum fuss so that you can use it as soon as possible.

Quick start shows you how to perform one of the core tasks of CloudFlare— making your site work faster. By following these steps you will learn how to configure your site with CloudFlare enhancements, which will be the basis of most of your work in CloudFlare.

Top 5 features you need to know about explains how to perform five tasks with the most important security features of CloudFlare. By the end of this section you will be able to secure your site with CloudFlare. Also, CloudFlare offers an extensive array of apps for you to use. These apps can help make your site perform faster, be more secure, offer a better user experience, and discover analytics.

People and places you should get to know provides you with many useful links to the CloudFlare pages, as well as a number of helpful articles, tutorials, blogs, and Twitter feeds.