Why We Use Cloudflare as a CDN and Clarifying Domain Registrars

By May 5, 2023December 15th, 2023CDN, Cloudflare, Speed Optimization, Website Security, WordPress

As a professional website development business, we always strive to provide the best service for our clients. One of the ways we do this is by using Cloudflare, specifically as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for our clients’ websites. In this article, we’ll explain what a CDN is, why we use Cloudflare as our CDN, and clarify some potential confusion regarding domain registrars and Cloudflare’s marketing emails.

What is a CDN?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a system of distributed servers that work together to deliver content, such as images, videos, and web pages, to users quickly and efficiently. By caching and distributing content across multiple servers in different locations, a CDN helps reduce the load on a website’s origin server and ensures that users can access the content with reduced latency and faster load times.

Why Do We Use Cloudflare as a CDN?

Cloudflare is a popular and reliable CDN solution for several reasons:

  • Performance: Cloudflare’s global network of data centers helps to reduce latency and improve load times for users around the world.
  • Security: Although we only use Cloudflare for its CDN capabilities, the platform also offers robust security features that help protect websites from various types of attacks, such as DDoS attacks.
  • Easy Integration: Cloudflare is compatible with most web hosting providers, making it simple for us to implement and manage on behalf of our clients.

What is a Domain Registrar?

A domain registrar is a company that manages the reservation and registration of domain names. They are responsible for maintaining the necessary infrastructure and systems that allow users to register, renew, and transfer domain names. Some popular domain registrars include:

Clarification on Cloudflare Marketing Emails

It’s essential to understand that our clients may receive marketing emails from Cloudflare, encouraging them to switch their domain registrar to Cloudflare. These emails might appear misleading, giving the impression that clients need to renew their domain names with Cloudflare. However, this is not the case.

You only need to renew your domain registration annually with your chosen domain registrar (e.g., GoDaddy, Namecheap, etc.). You do not need to switch your domain registrar to Cloudflare or renew your domain name with them. We will continue to use Cloudflare solely as a CDN for your website, ensuring the best possible performance and user experience.

In summary, we use Cloudflare as a CDN for our clients’ websites because of its performance, security, and ease of integration. As a client, you can rest assured knowing that you do not need to switch your domain registrar to Cloudflare or renew your domain name with them. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us for clarification.

Managing Your Cloudflare Account

We understand the importance of having full control over your online assets, including your Cloudflare account. To ensure you always have access and control over your Cloudflare settings, it’s essential to know how to reset your account password if needed. In any instance where you might forget your password, Cloudflare provides a straightforward solution. Simply use the “Forgot your Password” link available on the Cloudflare login page. This link will guide you through a secure process to reset your password, ensuring you can regain access to your account promptly. We recommend all our clients to familiarize themselves with this process, as it empowers you to maintain control of your account independently, without any delays. Remember, managing your Cloudflare account is a crucial aspect of overseeing your website’s performance and security, and we’re here to assist you whenever you need support or guidance.

Article updated with the assistance of ChatGPT by OpenAI.