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Internet and Networking

Blocking Traffic From Single or Multiple Countries With Cloudflare

It is not uncommon for website operators to experience a surge of traffic originating from a specific country or, in many cases, multiple countries. These extra hits to the site are not only utilizing the servers, which in many cases might precisely be the point. However, in others, the visits are motivated by various malicious

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Internet and Networking

What Is Browser Integrity Check (BIC) From Cloudflare?

Part of the “Security” umbrella and available to free Cloudflare users also, the Browser Integrity Check (BIC) functionality is another tool in the kit to protect your site from spammers, malicious bots, or crawlers. If one is detected, access to your site is denied, or a challenge is presented before proceeding further. You can think

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Internet and Networking

Cloudflare Email: A Guide to Creating @yoursitename Emails FOR FREE

Not all website or organization owners want to buy an additional service to manage email addresses that end with their website name — for example, abcd@feedthecuriosity.com or 123@example.com. Outside of the cost, one would also need to manage more than one email platform to segregate their personal and professional involvements. At some point, all of

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Internet and Networking

What Is the “Minimum TLS Version” Feature in Cloudflare?

If you aren’t familiar with TLS, know that it’s the next-in-line improvement of SSL. It has been around for several years now and has gone through a handful of version iterations — making things more standardized, secure, and even faster. As of writing this post, the latest TLS version is 1.3, a significant upgrade from

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Internet and Networking

What Is Crawler Hints From Cloudflare, and Why Is It So Significant?

Anything and everything we do has an energy cost directly or indirectly. So it is not surprising that organizations that are ethical and are at the forefront of pioneering innovation are always looking for ways to reduce the harmful environmental impact that takes place from our day-to-day or more grander activities. As citizens of the

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Internet and Networking

A Non-Technical Intro to Zero Round Trip Time Resumption (0-RTT) From Cloudflare

A quick note before we begin: while not that elementary, for the proposes of this post & resemblance, you can think of a client as a web browser and a server as a website. In short, Zero Round Trip Time Resumption or 0-RTT optimizes performance for clients who are resuming a connection to your site.

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Internet and Networking

What Is Argo Smart Routing From Cloudflare?

A tremendous benefit of being on Cloudflare is that its products and services constantly improve & adapt to meet the new demands and expectations of the modern internet. From the many unique features, Cloudflare introduced a new product called “Argo Smart Routing,” which can uplift the performance levels of any site’s assets by up to

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Web Development

About Automatic Signed Exchanges (SXGs) and LCP Load Times

Cloudflare is taking performance & website load times very seriously when it comes to assisting users who leverage their services. Quite recently, it launched a beta on early hints 103 HTTP code. Almost hand in hand, it seems, they also unveiled the “Automatic Signed Exchanges” beta in partnership with Google — with the primary purpose

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WordPress

What Is APO by Cloudflare and How To Confirm It’s Working?

While it has been only less than a year since Cloudflare announced its APO (Automatic Platform Optimization) service, it has rightly earned high praises, both from technical & non-technical users of the service. As of right now, APO is only available for eligible & compatible WordPress sites — which account for 38% of all websites

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WordPress

How to Add Cloudflare to GoDaddy Managed WordPress

Adding Cloudflare proxy, CDN, and its other features to your managed GoDaddy WordPress plan isn’t hard at all. I’ve personally benefited from it a ton, and I am sure you will too! Prerequisites/Things You’d Need (in Order Of) A GoDaddy Managed WordPress Plan with a domain name that’s live. For example, feedthecuriosity.com. Then, you’d need

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WordPress

What Is Cache Flushing in WordPress?

What is cache flushing in WordPress? Speaking strictly as it relates to websites, a cache, be it WordPress or not, is fundamentally a stored copy/version of your websites’ assets on your users’ devices. What Is Cache Flushing/Flush Cache As It Relates to WordPress? A cache flush, essentially means a command to purge all of your

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WordPress

How to Prevent DDoS Attacks on WordPress (for Free)

How to prevent DDoS attacks on WordPress? An upgrade from a simpler DoS (Denial of Service), DDoS attacks leverage multiple botnets to send fake targeted traffic to a domain in order to overwhelm its servers. Basically, there is so much fake traffic, that real traffic can’t get through. As Cloudflare puts it, think of DDoS

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WordPress

How Can Your WordPress Site Consistently Hit 90+ Score on Google’s PageSpeed Insights (for Mobile)

Being in SEO for about 7 years, while the entire world was transitioning more & more to smartphones in the background, along with strides in 5G internet connections, I knew that if there were to be any future for any website, speed would be a tremendous factor! When I started my blog, I knew that

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Internet and Networking

How to Configure Cloudflare CDN (for Free) for Your WordPress Site, and Verify Whether or Not It’s Working

For the uninitiated, CDN (Content Delivery Networks), helps with site speeds. Site speed, in return, helps you with SEO (amongst other things). The popularity of CDN has grown hand-in-hand, with the same growth of the importance on site speeds. Primarily, CDNs work by storing and caching your assets such as CSS files, JavaScripts, images, etc.

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