How does Cloudflare make my website faster?

Cloudflare can provide website speed improvements through our free CDN (Content Delivery Network) and optional performance features to enhance your website's speed and overall performance. When you add your website to Cloudflare's network, we act as a proxy and route your visitor requests through the Cloudflare network and can make modifications to improve response times. Since some of our performance features are based on the pricing plan you elect when you signup, below is a brief overview of key features that will help speed up your website.

Included with all Cloudflare plans:
Cloudflare's fee CDN for your static content resources
Rocket Loader: Asynchronous loading of JavaScript resources
Auto Minify: Remove white space from HTML, CSS and JavaScript resources

Available to Pro, Business and Enterprise:
SPDY: Allows a single connection for multiple TCP requests (requires SSL)
Mirage Image Optimization: Automatically resizes images based on the device a visitor is using
Polish Image Optimization: Strips metadata and compresses images for faster load times

Available to Business and Enterprise*:
Railgun WAN Optimization

*Note: Railgun is offered through select Optimized Hosting Partners free of charge.

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