With the help of Cloudflare my blog is now HTTPS enabled and in case of a DDoS attack the service also can help manage the traffic. It’s free! Cloudflare is a ‘content delivery network’ service. Basically is helps the web server to serve the website in a durable way to visitors (and prevents attackers from accessing the website).
During the implementation, I used the knowledge base a lot. Feel free to speed up the process of implementing with these links.
- Cloudflare 101
- How do I turn on DNSSEC?
- How to add a DS record to Google Domains
- First Steps for all Cloudflare users
- How do I redirect all visitors to HTTPS/SSL?
It was really easy to start using Cloudflare. Together with Google Domains, it is easy to use and even easier to manage.
Cloudflare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides content delivery network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security and distributed domain name server services, sitting between the visitor and the Cloudflare user’s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites.