How Does CloudFlare’s Technology Work

CloudFlare’s technology is built like a CDN (content delivery network). It is a cloud-based, distributed network, which means it has multiple data centers spread across the web. When you add a domain to your CloudFlare account, CloudFlare acts as a proxy. This means that your visitor’s requests to your website are routed through the CloudFlare network.

To start using CloudFlare is fairly simple, go to and add you site there. It takes around 1 minutes for CloudFlare to check your DNS record. Once verification finished, you must change your nameserver using CloudFlare’s predefined DNS server.