Parcom now offers you FREE CDN (Content Delivery Network) service with your cloud based hosting package!
Parcom is excited to announce our partnership with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company that can speed up your web site! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
And yes! Parcom does use CloudFlare for major portions of our own web site. So you too can enjoy a fast cloud based web site that practically gets little to no downtime at all!
Today, hundreds of thousands of websites—ranging from individual blogs to eCommerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments—use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. CloudFlare powers more than 28 billion monthly page views—more than Amazon.com, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga and AOL combined—and nearly 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network. Combined with Parcom’s over 15 years of security in the web hosting industry, you can now have the best of the best at an affordable price!
CloudFlare is designed to work with Parcom’s ultra fast and secure network giving you a fantastic winning combination of distributed network access speed across the globe!
CloudFlare’s CDN network is located in 14 datacenters. All strategically located around the world just like Parcom!
When you sign up for CloudFlare via Parcom’s easy to use cPanel interface, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.
CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.
Broad web security
Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) we track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites. With Parcom, you already have the reliability and over 15 years of experience providing secure web site hosting to thousands of customers world wide! Now, with the two combined, you can have an unbeatable configuration that will give you far better peace of mind!
CloudFlare and Parcom Security
CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. CloudFlare analyzes the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
Parcom provides a fantastic security system to protect the layers that CloudFlare does not. Parcom has a proactive system to stop major spammers and hackers at the core level of our cloud network even before it hits the CDN network. This assures a win-win combination for our customers like no other!
In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on our combined network.
Any website can deploy CloudFlare with Parcom, regardless of your underlying platform. Parcom makes the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through the Parcom cPanel dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it! We offer a FREE level of service that is fantastic!
Installation must be via our cPanel control panel system.
We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through Parcom are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs overall too!
For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, we also offer a ‘Pro’ tier of service for $20/month. The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.
Sign up with Parcom today!