Altervista, WordPress and Cloudflare: a blog at its best

We like to keep showing our love for WordPress by giving you more features. This means you can have a great blog hosted on Altervista, using our exclusive tools, while you can get on with pursuing your interests or building your business.

We share the love for WordPress with a partner that helps to improve both performance and security for all blogs hosted on Altervista. The partner in this case is CloudFlare. I invited Ashley from CloudFlare to describe the benefits that CloudFlare offers to WordPress blogs hosted on Altervista.

Hi Ashley, could you tell us what you do at CloudFlare?

My name is Ashley Gorringe, I’m partner account manager here at CloudFlare. We have a number of partners, ranging from web hosting companies, IT support firms through to design agencies, all of whom use CloudFlare to make their customers’ sites safer and faster. I’m focused on working with these partners to answer their questions and help them and their customers learn more about the services. It’s a really exciting way of supporting our partners and their customers.

Altervista uses CloudFlare to improve its WordPress blogs performance

What is CloudFlare?

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network of 28 points of presence. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

What benefits does CloudFlare offer WordPress hosted on Altervista users?

First of all, we are very passionate about WordPress. It’s most the widely used web publishing platform among our users, so we’re always thinking about how we can make those users’ lives easier. The standard configuration with AlterVista is already automatically optimized for WordPress users. As an Altervista customer, you can choose your level of security (based on IP reputations) or if you believe you are experiencing a DDoS attack, select ‘I’m under attack’ mode. You can always adjust the cache settings as required.

Do you have any other tips for WordPress hosted on Altervista users?

We would recommend that you always update your WordPress version when you see a notification in the WordPress admin section. Likewise, do the same for any plugins that you are using.

What kind of websites use CloudFlare?

There are currently more than two million CloudFlare customers worldwide, ranging from small blogs through to large brands. This includes companies such as Reddit, who recently spoke about their experience with CloudFlare.

How would you recommend for getting started with CloudFlare?

First of all, I would say that given the threat landscape that we are seeing, it’s important to have some kind of protection in place. You can try our free product without any obligation, it’s easy to switch on and off. You just need to go into your Altervista control panel, select ‘Resources’ in the top navigation and enable CloudFlare.


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