Cloudflare is one of the world’s largest networks. Today, businesses, non-profits, bloggers, and anyone with an Internet presence boast faster, more secure websites and apps thanks to Cloudflare. More than 8 million Internet properties are on Cloudflare, and our network is growing by tens of thousands each day. Cloudflare powers nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests for more than 2.8 billion people worldwide.
Here’s how it works:
In the early days of the Internet, when you wanted to load a website, your request would go from your computer to a server, which would then return the web page you requested. If too many requests came in at once, that server could be overwhelmed and crash, becoming unresponsive to anyone trying to access the resources it hosted. This made it difficult for owners of Internet properties to provide content that was fast, safe, and reliable. Cloudflare was created to ease these difficulties and empower users with the resources to make their sites, apps, and blogs safe and performant. This is done through the use of a powerful edge network that provides content and other services as close to you as possible, so you get the information as fast as possible.