How To Make Your Website Load Faster Using Cloud Flare For Free

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Hello everyone, my name is Lucas Dantas and today I will show you how to make your website load faster using the free version of Cloud Flare.

Cloud Flare is a content distribution network tool that will make your website faster to load by shortening the path between computers and the server where your website is hosted. Every website when it loads need to receive a request from a computer and then server responds to the request by loading the website. The bigger distance between the computer and the server, the slower a website will load.

Cloud Flare has several servers around the US and the whole world. When you have enable Cloud Flare on your website, it will make sure that the request is received by closest server making the loading time a lot shorter.

To create a Cloud Flare account is absolutely free. There is a paid version, but in this tutorial you will learn how to setup the free version.

Go to https://cloudflare.com  to create your free account before you start this tutorial.

Are you ready? Let’s go.

Log into your Cloud Flare account and locate the button to Add a site.

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Enter the domain name of your website.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Choose the free plan.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Cloud Flare will scan all your domain’s DNS records. This will guarantee that all your services will be kept active after you enable Cloud Flare.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

After the scan has finished, click on Continue.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Cloud Flare will show you exactly what you need to add in your DNS records in order to have your website configured with it.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Update your DNS records and then click on Done, check nameservers.

If that does not work immediately, do not worry, that is normal as DNS records take some time to propagate.

Now we can start the setup so click on Get Started.

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Leave the Automatic HTTPS Rewrites enabled.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Enable the option Always Use HTTPS.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Check JavaScript, CSS and HTML.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

And leave Brotli enabled.

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Then click on Finish to conclude.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

After you have done, you might see this screen. Click again on Check nameservers.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

Now wait until the verification is finished.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

After it has finished, you will receive an email confirming that your website is active.

cloud flare learn how to make your website load faster

And if you go back to Cloud Flare you will see the message below:

Congratulations! Your website now is setup with Cloud Flare.

If you are having any problems doing that, please leave a comment and I will gladly help you.

Or you can also send me an email at [email protected] or [email protected]

That’s it! I hope this content was relevant to you. Do you have questions? Leave them in the comments section.

I wish you success, see you!

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