Cloudflare Optimized Partner
Speed up your website using Cloudflare Railgun™ Technology for free!
Railgun™ is a $200/month service offered by Cloudflare's Business & Enterprise plans. Railgun is free with any website hosting plan by Greens247. Isn't that awesome?
Cloudflare increases speed and security of your website
Cloudflare has over 150 data centers located around the world. Sign up for a free account, so you can start routing traffic to your website from the nearest data center. It has an intelligent system that improves a website's performance. Because it stores parts of the website that do not change in a data center closer to the visitor. Having your website closer to the visitor reduces the time it takes to load the website. You can enjoy this service and get your content delivered to its global network for free.
A CDN reduces the time needed to load a website as a result of storing a cache of the website globally. Thus routing a visitor's traffic to the nearest data center, to reduce response time.
DNSSEC is the Internet’s unspoofable caller ID. Because it guarantees routing of web traffic to the correct servers. Thus protecting against the interception of a website's traffic by a “man-in-the-middle” attacker.
Cloudflare has 20 Tbps of network capacity. Almost 15x bigger than the largest known DDoS attack. For that reason it can handle any modern distributed attack. Furthermore those targeting DNS infrastructure.
Cloudflare Railgun™ Technology
Besides Cloudflare's performance treats, Railgun extends it's performance functionality. Because it compresses content that used to be uncacheable by up to 99.6%. So it leverages techniques like those used in the compression of high-quality video. This results in an average performance gain of 200%. Railgun has an open secure channel to Cloudflare data centers, thus improving security.
Greens247 is a Cloudflare Optimized Partner. Our servers have a secure open channel with Cloudflare's network using Railgun. We offer Railgun™ technology for free to all our website hosting customers. Railgun is Cloudflare’s latest performance optimization technology. It gives you significant improvements in site load times. To activate Railgun, log into your control panel and select Railgun “On”.
Railgun ensures a fast connection between a website's server and Cloudflare's network. The average website can expect on average a 1.43x performance increase. Railgun accelerates HTTP connections from Cloudflare's servers to the server hosting your website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cloudflare?
Cloudflare is a third party service that we offer to our hosting customers. Cloudflare provides performance, security and availability to web properties. Because they run a globally distributed network, and cache static content. They also filter malicious traffic and help offload big spikes in traffic. So on average, a site loads twice as fast, uses 65% fewer server resources and has an extra layer of security.
What is Railgun?
Railgun is a WAN optimization technology that we offer our hosting customers in partnership with a company called Cloudflare.
Cloudflare’s Railgun technology greatly speeds up the delivery of non-cached pages. While Cloudflare automatically caches 65% of the resources needed to make up a page, 35% can't be cached because the resources are dynamically generated or marked as 'do not cache'. That 35% is often the initial HTML of the page that must be downloaded first. Cloudflare Railgun speeds this remaining 35%.
On Greens247, Railgun is free! Railgun is part of the cloudflare business and enterprise plans and starts at $200/month, but on Greens247 you get it for free.
What are the benefits of Railgun?
Websites running Railgun show a 143% improvement in HTML load times and a 90% decrease in Time To First Byte (TTFB) responses.
How does Railgun work?
Railgun opens a secure, tunneled connection between the CloudFlare network and your host’s origin server where the connection only sends differences from the last request. This is similar to how video encoding works.
The markup of websites does not change that frequently from one request to the next. Instead of transferring the entire request between Cloudflare and the origin server, Railgun will transfer only the changes in markup from one request to the next. This cuts down on bandwidth, transfer time, and overall page load times. Railgun caches these differences in memory to make page processing as fast as possible.
What kind of sites can use Railgun?
Any website can benefit from the performance improvements Railgun offers, especially dynamic sites.
How much does Railgun cost?
We have partnered with Cloudflare to make Railgun both easy and affordable. If you purchase Railgun directly through Cloudflare, it costs $200/month. However, we have partnered with Cloudflare and are offering Railgun to our customers for free with all our website hosting plans.
How do I enable Railgun on my site?
Visit our knowledgebase for guidance on how to enable Railgun on your website. If you still need help, contact our support and they will be pleased to help and guide you.
What if I’m having issues enabling Railgun?
If you experience issues when enabling Railgun, please contact our support team right away.
I’m not a Cloudflare customer, can I still use Railgun?
No. You need to be a Cloudflare customer in order to use Railgun, because Greens247 is a Cloudflare optimized partner, we offer Railgun for free. All you have to do is become a Cloudflare customer and you can do that for free on Cloudflare's website.
I’m seeing an error on my site and I think Railgun is causing it, what should I do?
If you are using Railgun via cPanel, you can turn it off directly from your control panel. Otherwise, log into your Cloudflare account, go to Performance Settings and turn Railgun off from there. Please file a bug report with a detailed description using our ticketing system.