This page can not be displayed, The Website you’re trying to access is currently offline, We’re Full, please try again, We’re performing maintenance, Please check back later. These are some messages occurs when something went wrong with the server or when you perform some updates to your website. In result, your website faces downtime. Instead of showing these kind of messages why not show a cached version of a website when you perform maintenance or some updates to your website. The cached version of a website will allow you to perform updates and your visitors will never know that the site is down.
Secure, Optimize and Speed up your website with CloudFlare Platform.
CloudFlare is a service that makes your website secure, faster. CloudFlare claims that websites on CloudFlare load twice fast, use 60% less bandwidth and have 65% fewer request. As I mentioned above CouldFlare also shows a cached version of your website when your website becomes down. In this post I’ll mention how to configure your site for CloudFlare in Free!
#1. Signup for CloudFlare.
#2. Add your Domain
In the text box enter your domain name without any prefix such as www.
After adding your domain, CloudFlare will verify your domain and other DNS details. This process may take a while to complete.
#3. After verification, you’ll be able to see your domain and DNS details.
Don’t do anything, scroll down and click the button “I’ve checked my DNS records, continue.”
#4. In configuration Step 3, again do nothing just scroll down and click next.
#5. Update your Name Servers.
The most valid and important step, Update your name servers. You’ll be given new name server settings so that the CloudFlare will manage your DNS records for best and secure performance. Believe me It’s as safe as a Geek’s Laptop. Alternatively, you can change your name server setting any time.
6#. CloudFlare wordpress Plugin.
You can also install CloudFlare wordpress plugin on your blog. This plugin will ensure that your blog is running optimally on CloudFlare platform. The main purpose of this plugin is to ensure you don’t have to make changes to your originating IPs when using CloudFlare. Since CloudFlare acts a reverse proxy, connecting IPs now come from CloudFlare’s range. This plugin will ensure you can continue to see the originating IP.