Always Online™ keeps a limited version of your site online if your server goes down. Prior to using Cloudflare, if your server went down, your website most likely went offline and visitors could not access it. With Always Online™, if your server ever goes down, Cloudflare will serve pages from their cache, so your visitors […]
Cloudflare Always Online™ limitations: Always Online™ cache is built from Cloudflare’s Always Online™ crawler. It crawls Free customers once every 7 days, Plus and Pro customers once every 3 days, with Premium customers crawled daily. Note: The crawler does not obey robots.txt. Only content hosted on the domain that has Always Online™ enabled will be cached in […]
If you are using Railgun via cPanel, you can turn it off directly from your control panel. Otherwise: 1. Log in to your Cloudflare account. 2. Click the domain you wish to disable Railgun on. 3. Click the “Speed” link on the menu at the top of the page. 4. Scroll to the “Railgun” […]
There are two steps to enabling Railgun. First, if you have not already activated Cloudflare, follow these instructions to do so. After CloudFlare is enabled, simply open a support ticket through your GreenGeeks Account Manager requesting Railgun services be enabled. Don’t forget to provide the name of the domain that should be enabled. Thanks, and please remember […]
GreenGeeks has partnered with Cloudflare to make Railgun available for only $30 per year on the free Cloudflare account. If you sign up directly with Cloudflare, Railgun is only available on the Pro, Premium and Enterprise plans, which are $20, $200, and over $5000 per month respectively. Railgun is a cPanel installation and GreenGeeks is […]
Any website can benefit from the performance improvements Railgun offers, especially dynamic sites. Railgun compresses previously uncacheable web objects up to 99.6% by leveraging techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. This results in an average 200% additional performance increase.
Railgun opens a secure, tunneled connection between the Cloudflare network and your hosting account, and the connection only sends differences from the last request. This is similar to the way video encoding works. The markup of websites does not frequently change from one request to the next, so rather than transferring the entire request between […]
Websites running Railgun show a 143% improvement in HTML load times and a 90% decrease in Time To First Byte (TTFB) responses.
Railgun™ is an optimization technology that we offer to our hosting customers in partnership with Cloudflare. Railgun™ technology greatly speeds up the delivery of non-cached pages. While basic Cloudflare without Railgun™ automatically caches 65% of the resources needed to make up a page, the other 35% can’t be cached because the resources are dynamically generated or […]