Making Ghost Blogs Faster & More Secure: Hello CloudFlare

Time and time again, there are two things which consistently cause difficulty for blog users: Getting pages to load as fast as possible for visitors (and search engines) all over the world - and protecting work against attacks from malicious sources when a site becomes popular.

Today we are thrilled to announce an official partnership between Ghost(Pro) and the incredible team over at CloudFlare.

So what is CloudFlare?

CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. We’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats. CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosted service like Ghost.org's and make it even better.

How does that work? I'm glad you asked! In short, CloudFlare distributes your content across its network of 24 worldwide data centers. This means that there's the shortest possible distance between your data and your reader - which makes things much quicker all round.

CloudFlare Network Map

In addition to the speed increase, CloudFlare actively protects your blog against attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), hacking and malicious use of web forms.

Faster, safer, better. It's pretty cool.

And how much do I have to pay for all this extra stuff now?

Nothing. It's free for every single Ghost(Pro) user. Over the next few weeks it will be automatically enabled on your blog, so you don't need to do anything at all. It just works! Like a tiger riding a unicorn with 4 litres of Red Bull and a sword. Fearsome.

Enjoy your (even) faster blog!