CloudFlare – a free solution for careless life

CloudFlare isCDN (content delivery network), which optimizes the work of your website. We made a decision to work with an established organization which already has 155 points of presence around the world! Thanks to its wide web of servers our CDN works by loading the static content of your website from the nearest server. That results in a faster load rate of your website.

CloudFlare is combined with ICN.Bg shared hosting plans. CloudFlare makes websites easy to access and fast to navigate through. Additionally, CloudFlare is completely free for all of our Shared hosting and WordPress hosting customers.

New from CloudFlare and ICN.Bg: CloudFlare Railgun

Everyone wants their website to be as quick as possible, but only ICN.Bg offers you the technology, which will make your site faster and loading time lower.

Railgun is the last generation technology developed by CloudFlare. It optimizes the performance of your website and significantly improves loading time. You all know the advantages which CloudFlare offers, but only ICN.Bg gives you the opportunity to cache the dynamic content of your website. This new Railgun technology is offered for the first time in Bulgaria!

What is Railgun?

The caching of web pages with static content is an easy task. But cashing the dynamically generated content is a challenge! Sites with dynamic content have 65% of their static elements cached by Cloudflare. Most often the elements that are being cached are graphical elements on the site, images, javascript, and css. The remaining 35% of the content can’t be cached, because it is dynamically generated. This type of content has a database source or depends on user behaviour. Railgun delivers those 35% that Cloudflare can’t. It uses the technology of caching, which is based on finding and comparing the parts of the website, which have been changed over time. CloudFlare first caches the static elements of a page. After that Railgun assures a secure connection between the infrastructure of CloudFlare and your hosting account. This connection is later used for sending requests with information about the specific sections of the site. That is how dynamic content is being cached.

ICN.Bg has a specialized software build in its infrastructure, which implements the recognition of dynamic content and makes sure for a safe delivery to the servers of CloudFlare. After that, CloudFlare takes care for the safe and fast distribution of the content to the final user. This way, the system manages to cache the dynamic content and it increases the load speed of your website with more than 700% in some cases.


Fast and reliable connection

Railgun works by recognizing how often dynamic pages are being updated. Based on the received information it builds an algorithm, which is used to cache dynamic content of every website over a period of time. CloudFlare’s experiments that were held on New York Time’s web site show that the dynamic content of the site is changing by about 0.6% every 5 minutes and by 3% every hour. Other experiments show that the BBC’s webpage is experiencing changes at 0,4% for every 5 minutes and 2% every hour. This means that even with news sites, which are one of the most dynamic and fast evolving we can’t see any radical changes of the dynamic content and it can be cached at specific periods.

What are the main advantages that Railgun has to offer:

  • Caching static content
  • Caching dynamic content
  • Optimizing the load time of websites
  • Compressing the content aiming for it to be delivered at maximal speed to the end user.
  • Sending fewer requests to your server
  • Lower server overload

CloudFlare Railguncould be used by any type of websites- informative, news, eCommerce shops, blogs as well as any sites with dynamic content.

How do I use CloudFlare Railgun:

Every ICN.Bg user who has active CloudFlare could use the advantages of Railgun! Our FriendlyGeeks team will be happy to give answers to your questions and assist you if needed!