So I really wanted to vent the frustration that I get every time I see a hosting company with CloudFlare protecting their site. There are three main reasons I see people stating why they use CloudFlare:
- Security Enhancements
- Speed Enhancements
- Free SSL
All three of these are just absolutely stupid reasons for a hosting company. If you can’t protect your site from DDoS attacks, bots etc, then why are you even running a hosting company? Similar to speed, if your website is slow then seriously reconsider running a hosting company as otherwise your client sites will just be slow too. Free SSL… this one probably bugs me the most! If you are serious about running a hosting company you need to buy an SSL certificate, not just use one provided for free. It makes you look cheap (to people who know about this stuff anyway) and I would never buy from a company hiding behind CloudFlare’s free SSL.
I know this post doesn’t really bring much to the table, just one of those things I wanted to get out there and mention as it really bugs me!