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HostGator Partners with CloudFlare to Offer Speed and Security Improvements for Over 4 Million Domain Names

September 28, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesHouston, TX – HostGator.com, a leading web hosting provider, has announced on Monday that it is in a premier partnership with CloudFlare, a cloud-based service that provides performance capabilities and advanced security tools, which were previously unavailable, to website administrators.

“CloudFlare is a win-win product. It not only provides an extra layer of website security protection and reduces server load, but it informs people who are spreading viruses around,” said Dave Collins, CTO for HostGator.com. “CloudFlare is going to become popular very quickly.”

CloudFlare works to improve website performance by caching site content on its proxy servers around the world. CloudFlare identifies malicious threats to web sites and is able to stop the attacks through the data it collects from Project Honey Pot as well as other third party sources.

“HostGator is a leader in the web hosting industry and believes that every customer deserves first-class quality hosting. It has been a pleasure working them to extend performance and security tools previously reserved for the largest websites to any website,” said Matthew Prince, CEO for CloudFlare. “CloudFlare is completely integrated in HostGator’s control panel, which makes it one click simple for their customers.”

About HostGator.com
HostGator.com LLC is a world leading provider of shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting. Privately held and based in Houston, Texas, the company was founded in 2002 by current Founder and Chairman Brent Oxley, who started the company from his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University. Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 8,000 servers under management. The over three million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 2% of the world’s Internet traffic. For more information, please visit HostGator Web Hosting.

About CloudFlare
CloudFlare, Inc. brings the performance and security tools previously reserved for the Internet giants to the rest of the web. Powering thousands of websites, CloudFlare’s free service accelerates performance, protects against attacks, and gets smarter as its community expands. CloudFlare can be setup on any website in less than five minutes without any hardware, software, or code changes. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, CloudFlare was the winner of the 2009 Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition and founded by the engineering team behind Project Honey Pot.

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