September 17, 2012
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Nerds Hosting Features Explained: Content Delivery Network

This article is part of a series on the different features offered as part of our Nerds Hosting packages.  The feature covered in this article is only available in our Business hosting packages.  The information covered in this blog is considered accurate at the time of publication.  You can contact our team for more information by visiting
CloudFlare Network Map

CloudFlare Network Map

Our Business Hosting clients get services that offer them massive benefits over their competition, and our team isn’t afraid to partner with subject matter experts to provide the very best to our clients!  We’ve teamed up with CloudFlare to provide CDN (Content Delivery Network) services to all our Business Hosting clients.  CloudFlare designed its CDN (Content Delivery Network) without the legacy of the last 15 years. Their proprietary technology takes advantage of recent changes to hardware, web server technology and network routing. In other words, they’ve built the next-generation CDN.
CloudFlare’s CDN reduces hops and lowers latency. This is essential to ensure your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance.  On average, a request is fewer than 10 hops and takes less than 30ms. The result? Your website gains a global presence on an affordable budget.  CloudFlare operates out of 23 data centers around the world. Their CDN automatically caches your static files at their edge nodes so these files are stored closer to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from our web server.  CloudFlare then uses a technology called Anycast to route your visitors to the nearest data center.  The result is that your website, on average, loads twice as fast for your visitors regardless of where they are located!
There are more benefits than just a faster website.  If your server ever goes offline, CloudFlare will serve a limited copy of your cached website to keep it online for your visitors. CloudFlare builds the Always Online™ version of your website, so your most popular pages are represented.