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We’re thrilled to announce that we partnered with CloudFlare to bring their Railgun™ technology to you FOR FREE with your hosting package. Railgun is a new web optimization technology that increases your site’s load time significantly. Websites using Railgun show a 143% improvement in HTML load times and a 90% decrease in time to first byte (TTFB) responses. We invite you to try Railgun for your websites today for FREE through your CloudFlare Portal!
CloudFlare’s Railgun technology greatly speeds up the delivery of non-cached pages. While CloudFlare automatically caches about 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 up this remaining 35%.
CloudFlare Railgun uses a delta compression technique to recognize that even dynamically-generated or personalized pages change only a little over time or between users. The compression technology reduces the amount of data that is sent over the Internet to CloudFlare's data centers from our backend web servers. The result is faster delivery of the critical HTML that the browser must receive before it can download the rest of the page.
Enabling Railgun is easy. Simply log into your control panel, go to the CloudFlare application and select “On” from the Railgun menu.
The official CloudFlare Railgun page can be found here: http://www.cloudflare.com/railgun. We’re excited to offer this next generation in performance to our customers. Enable it today