Setup CentreStack Without SSL Certificates and Get Accelerated Performance with Cloudflare's CDN


We just released an article explaining how to use 
Cloudflare with Triofox servers so you don't have to provide your own SSL certificates. And of course, the same approach can be used to simplify CentreStack installation. However, an additional benefit of this approach is that you're also taking advantage of the Cloudflare CDN to accelerate access to your content. 

According to Cloudflare's CDN Performance Article:

"Virtually everyone on the Internet has experienced the benefits of a Content Distribution Network (CDN). The majority of technology companies including companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft use CDNs to reduce latency in loading web page content.

A CDN will typically place servers at the exchange points between different networks. These internet exchange points (IXPs) are the primary locations where different Internet providers link to each other in order to provide each other access to resources on their different networks. In addition to IXPs, a CDN will place servers in data centers in locations across the globe in high-traffic areas and strategic locations to be able to move traffic as quickly as possible.

A primary benefit of a CDN is its ability to deliver content quickly and efficiently. CDN performance optimizations can be broken into three categories:

  1. Distance reduction – reduce the physical distance between a client and the requested data
  2. Hardware/software optimizations – improve performance of server-side infrastructures, such as by using solid-state hard drives and efficient load balancing
  3. Reduced data transfer – employ techniques to reduce file sizes so that initial page loads occur quickly"



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