The chance that 30 servers go offline at the same time is below 0%
compared to the chance that scirra webserver goes down.
Next to that, the only thing you would have to change (in your worst case scenario when cloudflare goes down) you can get your website back up on your usual DNS in no time.
To sign up for CloudFlare’s CDN, you make a simple change to your authoritative DNS. Which takes less than five minutes...
The data is still being saved on the scirra webserver.
Cloudflare is just a CDN (Content Delivery Network)
I'm using it since over 2 years now and it works like a charm.
It has (on average) doubled the loading times for my visitors on the globe (according to feedback)!
- uses 60% less bandwidth
- has 65% fewer requests
- is way more secure
CloudFlare protects and accelerates the website. The web traffic will then be routed through their global network. It automatically optimizes the delivery of the web pages so the visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. It also blocks threats and limits abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources.
So in short:
CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
I can't see even one negative point about it at all.
They offer most of their features for FREE.
If you pay for their service, it increases the performance even more, but is really not required.
As i've said, i'm using it since over 2 years, and i have also tested the subscription plan.
The feedback from my visitors were more than just positive.
One example of several won awards:
Wall Street Journal
[quote:1twdzr8s]CloudFlare Inc. of San Francisco took the top spot for technologies designed to improve the performance of websites, whether they are being accessed via a mobile device or a personal computer. It was CloudFlare's second win in a row in the category.
And in case you wonder...
no i don't work for cloudflare nor have i any intensions to make advertisement for them.
I just think it would be a great boost for scirra, and a big relief for my and others page loading times...