Is it advised using CloudFlare from Hostgator?

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Hello Friends,

I have a few of the personal blogs. Say around 20 blogs and I am using Adsense on them. I came to know using CDN helps you to increase the page load speed of your website or blog, which in turn makes your visitor to stay on your blog for a long time.

Now my question is as I am using a shared hosting with Hostgator which type of CloudFlare should I use. Should I use basic or advanced.

Is there any disadvantages using the CloudFlare. My blog is latest-autoreviews.info . I would request all the experts to let me know about the pros and cons about this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by Bindasss View Post

    Hello Friends,

    I have a few of the personal blogs. Say around 20 blogs and I am using Adsense on them. I came to know using CDN helps you to increase the page load speed of your website or blog, which in turn makes your visitor to stay on your blog for a long time.

    Now my question is as I am using a shared hosting with Hostgator which type of CloudFlare should I use. Should I use basic or advanced.

    Is there any disadvantages using the CloudFlare. My blog is latest-autoreviews.info . I would request all the experts to let me know about the pros and cons about this.
    I would recommend using it. A lot of web hosts are CloudFlare Partners, so you can just enable it from inside cPanel.

    You should be fine with the free plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author damoncloudflare
    Originally Posted by Bindasss View Post

    Hello Friends,

    I have a few of the personal blogs. Say around 20 blogs and I am using Adsense on them. I came to know using CDN helps you to increase the page load speed of your website or blog, which in turn makes your visitor to stay on your blog for a long time.

    Now my question is as I am using a shared hosting with Hostgator which type of CloudFlare should I use. Should I use basic or advanced.

    Is there any disadvantages using the CloudFlare. My blog is latest-autoreviews.info . I would request all the experts to let me know about the pros and cons about this.
    We have a lot of sites from HostGator on us (certified partner). Probably the only main concerns would be if you had SSL on your site(s), which would require upgrading to at least a paid plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
      If you have SSL on your root domain then you have to upgrade to the CloudFlair Pro paid service. You can, however, still use CloudFlare free if the SSL is only attached to a subdomain.
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      • Profile picture of the author damoncloudflare
        Originally Posted by BeechHill View Post

        If you have SSL on your root domain then you have to upgrade to the CloudFlair Pro paid service. You can, however, still use CloudFlare free if the SSL is only attached to a subdomain.
        Correct If you have something like SSL.domain.com or secure.com, then you can simply mark it as something we don't proxy. If you can't, however, it would require upgrading to a paid plan.

        We hope to be able to provide better options for SSL in the future, including quite possibly free support for it (not making any promises because a lot could change in the interim and we would have to work with vendors to make this happen).
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I'll state this.

    I was setting it up one day on one of my massive sites..

    The entire site crashed and I lost all of the data.

    Point is.. if you do use ANYTHING, make sure you backup your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author damoncloudflare
      Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

      I'll state this.

      I was setting it up one day on one of my massive sites..

      The entire site crashed and I lost all of the data.

      Point is.. if you do use ANYTHING, make sure you backup your site.
      That seems very strange, largely due to the fact that our integrations with hosting partners works via a CNAME. Not really touching anything else...
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