Jimmy Johns has created an almost unrealistic expectation on how fast things should be. Websites aren’t the exception to that. If your website doesn’t load within a second, the majority of visitors will move on.
Unfortunately, that means unless you are a mega corporation, you can’t afford to have a freaky fast website. Luckily, there is something for the little guys. And it’s free!
Back when I had my own business, my website was very slow to load. I started CloudFlare and it changed everything.
CloudFlare is one of the top Content Delivery Network (CDN) services out there. What this means is it captures your website data and stores it on their freaky fast servers. That way, when someone visits your website, they are actually going to CloudFlare’s servers to get the data.
Beyond CDN, CloudFlare offers a sort of redundancy for your website. If your website server goes down, CloudFlare will know about it and immediately start serving pages from their servers that were cached. That means your website will virtually always be accessible!
The best thing, it is very easy to set up and requires no downtime. You can have CloudFlare set up in a matter of minutes. Follow the steps and set up your account at their website.