Cloudflare is a company that provides content delivery network (CDN), DNS, DDoS protection, and security services. They have become very well known in the web performance industry for fast DNS lookup times and have a robust network of over 100 different data centers around the globe. They are backed by some of the biggest names in the industry such as Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm and Cloudflare’s market share is continuing to grow. Some of their clients include Nasdaq, Digital Ocean, Zendesk, and Cisco.

If you are looking for an easy way to speed up and enhance the security on your WordPress site, Cloudflare is a great solution. Most customers can even utilize their free plan, which offers unlimited CDN bandwidth. Follow the steps below on how to install Cloudflare on your WordPress site.

Note: if you use Cloudflare, you can’t use our premium DNS from Amazon Route 53. Cloudflare operates as a full proxy service, which means you have to choose one or the other. If you want to use our premium DNS, you can use an alternative CDN to speed up your site, such as KeyCDN, which isn’t a full proxy.

Install Cloudflare

This tutorial assumes you already have a Cloudflare account. If you don’t, you can visit the Cloudflare website and signup for a fr