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Should I use Cloudflare
10-07-2015, 01:12 AM
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RE: Should I use Cloudflare
Do you have attack traffic you are trying to protect against? If not, your use case is pretty much the reason that CDN's aren't universally necessary. If the site is performing well for the region where people are visiting from then there isn't necessarily a compelling reason to add the complexity of a CDN.

They can do a lot of other things as well but if you add one depends on if any of those matter for you:
- Offload bandwidth
- Reduce server load
- Protect against attacks (DDOS, Bots, etc)
- Serve evergreen content if the origin server goes down
- Automate optimizations (like image compression)
- Add HTTPS support (if the origin doesn't already support it)
- Add HTTP/2 support

With the additions also come another layer of complexity for something to go wrong. More logs and congigs to look through if visitors are having issues.

If you're happy with how it is performing and you're largely serving a local market I wouldn't recommend changing things.
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Should I use Cloudflare - mike_in_md - 10-07-2015, 12:23 AM
RE: Should I use Cloudflare - pmeenan - 10-07-2015 01:12 AM
RE: Should I use Cloudflare - mike_in_md - 10-07-2015, 01:47 AM

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