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.
Powered by Cloudflare’s global network in 200+ cities, Kinsta CDN is HTTP/3-enabled and provides a super-fast CDN solution for your site at no additional cost.
With Kinsta CDN enabled, your static assets (CSS, JS, images, fonts, etc.) are automatically served from Cloudflare data centers around the world. Best of all, Kinsta CDN can serve assets from your primary domain, which means you won’t have to deal with complicated setups involving external CDN domains.
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.
Brotli is a state-of-the-art lossless compression format that is supported by all major browsers and achieves better compression ratios than gzip. Brotli continues to rapidly gain in popularity. Whenever possible, Cloudflare uses the Google Brotli library to dynamically compress web content.
The Brotli file format includes a very large built-in static dictionary that contains various strings in multiple languages. Going even further, it also supports the option to apply multiple transformations to those words, which increases its versatility.
Thanks to our Cloudflare integration, all the sites hosted at Kinsta have Brotli compression enabled by default.
What Our Customers Say
Just got an email that Kinsta is now going to include Cloudflare! Excited to see those page speed scores improve even more!
Just have Kinsta for one month now and I had really good personal support for any question. Kinsta regularly sends an email with important info concerning site optimization and hosting issues, it’s easy to understand and very helpful. I tried several other hosting providers before this and none of them gave any support, except if you asked for it….so I would recommend Kinsta to everyone.
I moved my own and my client sites to Kinsta after a colleague’s advice, and when I found that the service from my old managed hosting service started going downhill by taking (sometimes) days to respond to queries and by making it harder to access its support.
Moving to Kinsta has been a breath of fresh air – the response to my queries from the tech support team is within minutes and helpful so everything is quickly resolved.
This is so important when you have clients and need to look after their websites and fix any problems that arise (and there are ALWAYS problems as websites are moving feasts)!
Well. Why spend years of trying to solve speed problems with WooCommerce shops when you got Kinsta. We run a very large Furniture store – and it’s the best hosting in the world for this. Also world class tech people in live chat all day long!. The tools also give you the power of restarting PHP and much more. Can’t ask for more.
When making the leap from offering a Saas product to adding an SEO component, we knew we could trust Kinsta with our blogs. Using Kinsta’s installs and features, our SEO channel (blogs via Kinsta) are now among the top producers of all our sales.
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