Cloudflare. You’ve probably heard that before. Cloudflare website does a pretty good job of explaining what is cloudflare.However, for the discussion in this post, Cloudflare is two things : 1>A CDN. 2>A DNS firewall.
In this post, I will only discuss the free plan of Cloudflare.
When discussing Cloudlfare, a lot of people discuss it as a CDN, which it is. But there is also a security aspect which is the focus of this post. When you integrate Cloudflare, it sits between your website and the user’s browser.
All traffic to and from your site has to move through Cloudflare. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if it did something more than allow traffic to move through it? Yes it would be, and that’s what Cloudflare does to the traffic. Let’s heade straight into the topic :
3 Reasons why you should use Cloudflare (or something similar)
1. The bot fight mode
The good thing is, you don’t have to do anything additional to get this kind of protection. By default, the firewall’s bot fighting mode is switched on.
You can check this by going to Firewall—>Settings