(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Global hosting company, UK2 Group, has teamed-up with leading web performance and security company, CloudFlare, to extend customers’ infrastructures directly to the network edge for faster website content delivery, improved optimization and deeper security.
UK2 Group’s Midphase, WestHost, VPS.net and UK2.net customers deploying CloudFlare will benefit from websites which, on average, load twice as fast and use 65 percent less bandwidth. They will also be better protected from DDoS attacks, email harvesting and other online threats. Intelligence from an attack against one site is extended to protect the entire CloudFlare community within seconds.
CloudFlare can boost performance and security of any type of website with no need to add hardware or install software. It is particularly effective for sites that regularly experience spikes in traffic, have an e-commerce platform, or a history of security breaches and a risk of being targeted by DDoS attacks.
John Morris, COO of UK2 Group said: “Our CloudFlare service offers affordable access to enterprise-grade security and performance regardless of whether they are an entrepreneur, or a small or large business. The service offers customers easy set-up and it can be deployed within minutes. Our customers won’t need to change any existing code to benefit from improved security and faster speeds from both mobile and desktop browsers.”
“CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like UK2’s and make it even more secure,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare. “We are delighted to be partnered with UK2 as we both base our businesses on putting our customers first and providing them with trusted, reliable and easy-to-use-solutions.”
More than 5 percent of global internet requests flow through CloudFlare’s network each day and because its technology sits on the network edge, customers are protected from malicious traffic before it ever reaches their infrastructure.
Pricing & availability
New UK2, Midphase and WestHost customers can add CloudFlare into their web hosting package starting today and existing customers can add the service via their control panel. UK2 Group customers will be able to select from CloudFlare’s Free plan or CloudFlare Plus, which offers advanced image optimization and SSL support and is available from £7.49 / $10.99 per month for a 12 month contract or £8.99 / $12.99 per month with no fixed term.
More information is available at www.uk2.net/web-hosting/cloudflare
About UK2 Group
UK2 Group is the parent company of a global group of web hosting brands which include UK2.net, VPS.net, WestHost, Midphase and 100TB. With head offices in the heart of start-up territory in Shoreditch, London, UK2 Group’s businesses offer a range of services including domain names, website builders, web hosting, VPS and dedicated servers.
Its founding brand, UK2.net, was launched in 1998 and has sold more than 1 million domain names to customers from more than 190 countries globally. The company also hosts thousands of shared and dedicated customers at its state-of-the-art, multi-million pound data centers in both the UK and US.
It is through the company’s combined experience and increased purchasing power that it is able to offer exceptional products at a price that most businesses, whatever size or stage of development, can afford.
CloudFlare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) makes any Internet application lightning fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single click. Regardless of size or platform, CloudFlare supercharges Internet applications with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. The CloudFlare community gets stronger as it grows: every new application makes the network smarter. More than 5 percent of global Internet requests flow through CloudFlare’s network; every month more than 1.8 billion people experience a faster, safer, better Internet. CloudFlare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, California, USA, London, UK and in Singapore.