Firewall and DDoS Protection
Kinsta leverages Cloudflare’s secure firewall to protect customer sites. In addition to the IP-based protection that we currently provide with the Google Cloud Platform firewall, Cloudflare’s firewall solution lets us block malicious traffic with more specific rulesets. Overall, this means we’ll be able to provide better protection for your WordPress site.
In addition to firewall protection, our Cloudflare integration also includes free DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection. DDoS attacks work by flooding sites with large amounts of traffic in a short period of time with the goal of crippling server resources, causing the site to crash. DDoS attacks affect millions of sites every year, and can have a huge impact on business revenues.
In addition to providing numerous security improvements, our Cloudflare integration also includes performance enhancements as well. By putting our infrastructure behind Cloudflare, HTTP/3 support is now available for sites hosted on Kinsta.
HTTP/3 is the next evolution of the HTTP protocol, and includes a host of improvements over HTTP/2 such as support for encrypted HTTPS connections only, faster SSL handshakes, and 0-RTT support for faster subsequent connections.
While browser support for HTTP/3 is still in the early stages, it is already available as a developer feature Chrome and Firefox. If your site is hosted at Kinsta, you won’t have to worry about configuring your server for HTTP/3 support.
Streamlined Integration With MyKinsta
With our Cloudflare integration, all the performance and security features you need are built into the MyKinsta dashboard directly. This means you won’t have to worry about maintaining a separate Cloudflare account just to take advantage of their services.
Wildcard SSL Support
Wildcard SSLs are now available thanks to our Cloudflare integration. Unlike normal SSL certificates which require you list a root domain and individual subdomains that need to be secured, a wildcard SSL allows you to secure a root domain and individual subdomains with a wildcard symbol.
Wildcard SSLs are very useful for sites that have many subdomains. Previously, our free Let’s Encrypt SSLs did not support wildcard configurations. This made it difficult for sites with lots of subdomains to generate SSL certificates. With our Cloudflare integration, this won’t be an issue anymore because wildcard SSLs are fully supported!
Reserved IPs for Kinsta Customers
As part of our Cloudflare integration, all sites on Kinsta will be provided with Cloudflare IP addresses that are unique to Kinsta. This means your site’s DNS A record IP address will not be shared by adult or spam sites that are outside of Kinsta’s infrastructure.
If you sign up for Cloudflare directly, your site’s A record IP address is shared by other sites on Cloudflare’s network. In some cases, this can cause problems if a service blocks a spam site that happens to share the same Cloudflare IP address as your site.
Since Kinsta has reserved Cloudflare IPs for sites hosted on our infrastructure, you won’t have to worry about this problem.
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