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hi everyone david jackson here with slingin still marketing where i share with you the tools and strategies to help you market to your business online so if you're new to the channel consider subscribing and hit the bell so that you'll be notified when I upload new videos in this video I'm going to walk you step-by-step through setting up the CloudFlare CDN service using site grounds new interface one of the reasons why you would want to use the CloudFlare CDN is so that your website will load faster for people who are basically across the world from you so for instance I'm located here in the United States but if someone in Europe or Asia were to visit one of my websites the data center that I'm using is site grounds data center in the USA so it would actually take longer for my content to be delivered to people in Europe and Asia than it would if I were using a CDN because the CDN would be there to deliver my content to someone in a server that is probably in Asia for the people that are in Asia in a server in Europe to people that are in Europe so that it doesn't have to pull my content from the data center in the US this leads to a better user experience when people are visiting your web sites so let's get started on how to do this so the first thing you are going to do is log into your site ground account which will bring you to your account home page and I'm going to come up here to the top and click on web sites and then I have my list of web sites so I'm going to set up the CloudFlare CDN on my sling and stone consulting.com web site so I'm going to click on site tools and that will bring me to my site tool dashboard now I can either go ahead and click on the CloudFlare CDN here in the pin tools but if you've changed your tools then it might not be there so another way to get to it is to come over here to the left where it says speed and click on that and then we're going to go down to where it says CloudFlare so as you can see to the right they have a table that shows you the differences between the basic and the premium plans the basic is the free version which is what we are going to setup in this tutorial and then the premium is a paid version so you can see the different features and which parts are for the basic and which parts are the premium so that you can make a decision as to which one you want to go with then we're going to come down here to the bottom and as you can see it only takes three steps to set up the CloudFlare CDN so we'll come down here where it says setup and click on that and now we can either create a new CloudFlare account or we can connect an existing cloud player account if you already have one perhaps you're using another one an account for your other website so you can use that account and just connect this website to your cloud for their Claire account otherwise you can create a new account by just put it in your email and creating a password make sure that you click on I confirm that you that I've read the Terms of Service and then you'll click create alright and now our new CloudFlare account has been created and here where it says select domain we are just going to select the domain name that we want to use our CloudFlare CDN on and yes I want to automatically reconfigure my website to go through WW which is already set up but just in case you want to have that checked then you have the choice to activate the free version or to activate the premium and as you saw earlier the table that has the differences between the two for this tutorial I'm going to activate the free all right and now CloudFlare is activated so I can see down here at the bottom I have all of these different settings that I can go through and set up for my website so we can go through and take a look at the different settings here we have the caching level I like to actually set that to basic and if you have a question about what each of these settings does if you click on the little arrow to the left it drops down a little bit and it gives you a little bit of information as to what that setting does if there is a drop down for that setting such as for this one where it has basic simple and aggressive it will tell you what each of those does so for instance this basic setting just does most static resources where the aggressive would be all static resources and simplified will just ignore query strings so that will also give you a little bit of help on determining what you would like to have for that particular setting now I'd like to leave the cache purged I don't need to purge my cache right now the development mode I want to remain off and if we go down some more we have the CloudFlare security settings I going to actually put that at medium just keep it at medium I would like to always have it online keep my email obfuscation parameters on for the JavaScript minify I want to have that on CSS minify I want to have that on HTML minify I want to have that on as well and real good I want to have that on as you can see these are all in categories so these four right here that I just turned on are all for Speed so minifying the JavaScript the CSS and the HTML just makes everything much smaller and compact it makes it easier to send faster so that people don't have to wait long for my website to load and if we continue down we get to the SSL support I actually want to have that on full strict and that takes care of all of the settings for the basic plan now if you upgrade to minimum you have even more options that you can set and play around with but for the basic this is all that they give you and if I come back up here we'll take a look at the IP access control and what you would do here is you would put in an IP address or even IP address range of people that you want to block from accessing your website so if you see that you're getting a lot of traffic negative traffic from a particular IP address then you can add that here and then when someone from that IP address tries to access your website they won't be able to or if it's a range of IP so it might be you know going from 100 to 105 or 110 or something like that then you can put in that range and then any IP address that falls within that range will be blocked and won't be able to access your website then next we have subdomains as you can see here I set up a sub domain in another video so if I want to activate my CloudFlare CDN on that sub domain as well then I would come over here and I would click on activate and then lastly we have statistics this gives you an overview of the pageviews and the visitors and the bots that are visiting your website bots aren't exactly bad by themselves like google has a bot that crawls your website in order to put your website into the index so not all bots are bad and then it also keeps track of the threats and then you can change the date range from the last 30 days 7 48 hours 24 hours so that you can get an idea of what's happening to your website that CloudFlare the CloudFlare service is doing for you so after you have gone through and set your CloudFlare settings the way that you like it you are all set and ready to go CloudFlare is working on your website and is delivering your content faster to people all over the world if you found this video helpful I would appreciate it if you give it a thumbs up and if you want to see more videos like this make sure that you subscribe and if you followed along with this tutorial and got CloudFlare set up for your website leave a comment below and use the hashtag giant slayer i thank you so much for taking your time to watch this and until next time go out and slay some Giants .

Video Discription

In this video, I'm going to walk you step-by-step through the process of enabling the Cloudflare CDN service on SiteGround using their new interface. This service can be used whether you have a WordPress website or a website on another platform.

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● Why set up Cloudflare CDN?

The CDN stands for content delivery network, and what this means is that no matter where a visitor to your website is located, they will be able to load your website content faster from a server closer to their location than from your hosting provider's data center.

For example, I'm located in the United States and my website is hosted in a SiteGround data center in the USA because the majority of my visitors are located in the USA. However, if a visitor from Asia or Europe were to visit my website, it would take longer for the data to reach them from the USA data center.

With a CDN, my content can load from a server in Asia for the Asia visitor, and from a server in Europe for a European visitor. This drastically cuts down the load time, meaning the visitor is more likely to stay on my website, and not get impatient and leave. This also means Google will prefer my website over a slower loading website because speed increases positive user experience which is what the search engines are after.

Cloudflare will also protect you from the traffic that is deemed malicious, and prevent attacks that may bring down your website. There is a place you can change the Cloudflare settings to block specific traffic.

● SiteGround's new client area

SiteGround has moved from the cPanel interface to one they developed in-house. The interface and tools are really impressive, and creating and activating a new Cloudflare account is done in three easy steps.

● Cloudflare CDN settings

Next, I walk you through the different settings you can select. This will be for the free basic version as the premium version has a couple more settings you can change. This is also where you can set traffic blocking parameters to block certain IP addresses, and add any sub-domains for your website to take advantage of the CDN.

If you followed along with this tutorial and enabled the Cloudflare CDN on your website, let me know in the comments below and use a #giantslayer to show your success.

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