What happens if my server goes down?

Since Cloudflare acts as a proxy, we can cache certain pages of your site. When your site goes down because of your server, we can continue to serve your visitor's page requests as long as the page is in our cache as part of our Always Online functionality. This ensures a seamless experience for your visitor. We continually check for your site to come back online and once it does, we switch back to the live version.

Please note: The "Always Online" feature may not work for sites that were recently added to Cloudflare. Two reasons for this:

1. Your DNS records may not have changed yet (can take 24-72 hours).
2. A cache record of your site hasn't been built in our system yet

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