Google

Aside from a slow website being annoying in this day and age it’s actually a liability as Google will rank your site lower than faster ones.

Recently we’ve partnered with both Cloudflare and Let’s Encrypt so that all of our shared hosting customers have access to Free SSL certificates and the Pro version of Cloudflare (not just the free version). It’s important to note that the Pro version of Cloudflare is in our view 100% necessary to achieve the desired result, here’s why:

  1. Image Optimization – Dramatically reduces site load times (more)
  2. Mobile Optimization – Google ranks sites that do this higher (more)
  3. SSL Support – A must have for exceptional SEO results & e-commerce applications (more)
  4. Web Application Firewall & OWASP ModSecurity (more)

Here’s a simple table of all the benefits you receive with you use CloudFlare Pro (for FREE with DynamicHosting.ca).

Features Free Pro Premium Enterprise
Global CDN Check Check Check Check
Static Content Caching Check Check Check Check
IPv4 / IPv6 Check Check Check Check
Always Online Weekly 3 Days 3 Days Daily
Rocket Loader Daily Hourly Hourly Hourly
SPDY Support Check Check Check Check
Image Optimization X Check Check Check
Mobile Optimization X Check Check Check
Railgun X X Check Check
Threat Protection Check Check Check Check
Comment Spam Protection Check Check Check Check
Content Scraping Protection Check Check Check Check
Block by IP Range Check Check Check Check
Basic DDoS Protection Check Check Check Check
SSL Support X Check Check Check
Web Application Firewall X Check Check Check
OWASP ModSecurity X Check Check Check
Advanced DDoS X X X Check
Analytics Updates Daily 15 Minutes 15 Minutes 15 Minutes
Typical cost
(USD per month)
Free $15-$20 $25 USD $250 USD
Dynamic Charges n/a FREE! Call Call

You can compare all the plans on the Cloudflare site: here

Using this technique we’ve helped 100’s of customers increase the speed of their sites and achieve better Google Rankings as a result. We even found doing this helped us get on the first page of Google for Canadian Web Hosting and this is how we did it. This was how GTMetrix ranked our site before we started using Cloudflare & Let’s Encrypt:

Speed Test

And this is how we rank now!

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