I'm starting to love Cloudflare now.

Discussion in 'Finance and Traffic' started by The7thSage, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. eva2000

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    nice !
     
  2. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    Thanks. We'll make a cool announcement about something we're doing about phishing soon as well:)
     
  3. pinkiepie

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    I have that app installed on my sites! nice going!
     
  4. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    Much appreciated. Here's hoping we all help a bunch of internet surfers.
     
  5. damoncloudflare

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    CloudFlare Page Customization

    One of our most requested feature requests has been allowing users to customize CloudFlare error pages. While this has taken a bit to get out the door, we do offer customization of CloudFlare error pages to paid CloudFlare plans now.
     
  6. LucianDev

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    I really do enjoy their service they offer, I use Cloud Flare for website. I only signed up for it due to the amount of Attacks that my website received. Sense then Cloud Flare as saved my site a lot of resources.
    Only thing I don't like is that when I update the site, it takes awhile to come into effect because of Cloud Flare, took me a while to realize that Cloud Flare was causing this problem, and then I learned how to fix it, which is when I update I can put Cloud Flare in Dev Mode and makes changes to the site.
    It's rather annoying after a while if you do a lot of updates, but over all Cloud Flare is helpful and I enjoy their services.
     
  7. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    Thanks. What do you think would work as far as Dev Mode? You also have the option of purging your cache as well.
     
  8. LucianDev

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    As of right now, I update my site once every 3-7 days. So right now, doing those small steps to change the settings isn't very annoying. But when I updated the site Daily it was rather annoying. However for me this isn't an issue.

    If anything could change, say say I have cache be purged every hour. Or if that takes up to many resources for the company, make in an option in the Control Panel of Cloud Flare. This way when website developers / designers update the sites, it only takes an hour to go into effect to where everyone can see it and web developers won't have to go into the CP of Cloud Flare and do it them selfs. Then again, I don't think people make major changes like that to their site everyday.

    But having a shorter time period of the cache at least as an option in CP would be rather nice in my opinion.
     
  9. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    I think the solution to this problem, at least if other people are updating the site, is to use the API to turn on Dev Mode (or purge cache).
     
  10. LucianDev

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    Nice, I will be sure to look into this if I ever need it. I appreciate the information you have provided to me.
     
  11. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    Glad to help. A lot of people don't seem to know about the API choices:(
     
  12. Paul0130

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    We have this integrated for clients, people seem to love it.

    Tried it ourselves at one point, did very well.
     
  13. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    Great to hear. I often hear only the negative things on forums...so appreciate the support!
     
  14. Paul0130

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    Well it is a decent service and creation, so support from me is all you will get!
     
  15. damoncloudflare

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    Just a quick couple of CloudFlare notes

    A couple of new things you probably want to know about:)

    New CloudFlare datacenters have gone up in Sydney and Atlanta.

    Users can now purge a single file from cache.
     
  16. eva2000

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    Sydney DC !!!!

    Yup bandwidth prices here are crazy and our Aussie dollar probably won't help you in terms of currency exchange rates heh.

    Testing on of my sites which is on cloudflare hosted in Chicago against my location in Brisbane, Australia.

    24ms average ping times nice ! That's nearly 1/9th the speed of what you usually get so 9x times faster ping times.

    Code:
    ping mysite.com
    
    Pinging mysite.com [108.162.xxx.xx] with 32
    Reply from 108.162.xxx.xx: bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=5
    Reply from 108.162.xxx.xx: bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=5
    Reply from 108.162.xxx.xx: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=5
    Reply from 108.162.xxx.xx: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=5
    
    Ping statistics for 108.162.xxx.xx:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% l
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 24ms, Maximum = 26ms, Average = 24ms
    Code:
    tracert mysite.com
    
    Tracing route to mysite.com [108.162.xxx.xx]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    
      1     6 ms     8 ms     7 ms  10.205.xxx.xxx
      2     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms  58.160.20.200
      3     8 ms     7 ms     8 ms  58.160.23.238
      4    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  172.18.241.233
      5    17 ms    12 ms    11 ms  Bundle-Ether10.cha47.Brisbane.tels
      6    12 ms    10 ms     8 ms  Bundle-Ether4.cha-core4.brisbane.t
      7    26 ms    35 ms    35 ms  Bundle-Ether11.ken-core4.Sydney.te
      8    26 ms    26 ms    26 ms  TenGigabitEthernet7-1.ken45.Sydney
      9    23 ms    24 ms    23 ms  pacnet2.lnk.telstra.net [139.130.9
     10    25 ms    25 ms    24 ms  te0-2-0-0.cr1.syd5.asianetcom.net
     11    24 ms    25 ms    25 ms  gi3-1-0.gw1.syd2.asianetcom.net [2
     12    24 ms    28 ms    25 ms  CDF-0011.asianetcom.net [203.192.1
     13    25 ms    25 ms    24 ms  108.162.xxx.xx
    
    Trace complete.
    
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012
  17. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,


    Great to hear that the response times are way better! Also added Seattle last night:) Goal is to have six more online shortly, including additional dcs in Europe.
     
  18. G3Hawkeye

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    last time i used cloudflare with my MyBB forum it wouldnt let me access the site because no Cached content was available, took it around two-three days before it was back to normal
     
  19. pinkiepie

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    some have trouble with using it for invision power board have the issues been worked out? I never installed it myself and I got a new IPB to run and we have not installed CF yet. However, I hear there are several issues. Please clarify. Thank you.
     
  20. damoncloudflare

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    Hi,

    Where were you seeing this on the site (site admin section, main site, etc.)?

    Generally speaking, this is going to happen if something is blocking requests from our IPS & you would want to make sure they are whitelisted on your server and with your hosting provider. You would also want to make sure that you have something to restore original visitor IP in MyBB, such as:

    Admin CP > Configuration > Server and Optimization Options > Scrutinize User's IP address? > Yes

    Or

    This MyBB plugin for CloudFlare




    Tips to ensure CloudFlare's IPs are accepted by your server If your server origin is online, then: 1) Make sure that you're not blocking CloudFlare IPs in .htaccess, iptables , or your firewall. 2) Make sure your hosting provider isn't rate limiting or blocking IP requests from the CloudFlare IPs and ask them to whitelist the IP addresses below:

    204.93.240.0/24 (204.93.240.0 - 204.93.240.255)
    204.93.177.0/24 (204.93.177.0 - 204.93.177.255)
    199.27.128.0/21 (199.27.128.0 - 199.27.135.255)
    173.245.48.0/20 (173.245.48.0 - 173.245.63.255)
    103.22.200.0/22 (103.22.200.0 - 103.22.203.255)
    141.101.64.0/18 (141.101.64.0 - 141.101.127.255)
    108.162.192.0/18 (108.162.192.0 - 108.162.255.255)
    190.93.240.0/20 (190.93.240.0-190.93.255.255)
    2400:CB00:/32 (2400:CB00:0000:0000 - 2400:CB00:FFFF:FFFF)
    2606:4700:/32 (2606:4700:0000:0000 - 2606::4700:FFFF:FFFF)
    2803:f800:/32 (2803:f800:0:0:0:0:0:0 - 2803:f800:FFFF:FFFF)

    3) Make sure that you're operating off of the most recent versions of Bad Behavior or mod_security. mod_security's core rules aren't blocking CloudFlare requests.
     
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