Web Host 1&1 and Cloud-based Web Performance and Security Provider Cloudflare Partner on Enhanced Website Performance
January 8, 2014
Web host 1&1 Internet, Ltd. and cloud-based web performance and security provider Cloudflare have partnered on enhancing the performance of 1&1 customers' websites. CloudFlare’s solutions reduce latency between data centers and end users and the partnership enables 1&1 to provide its customers with "optimal performance and usability" through world class Content Delivery Network (CDN) technology. This will be especially useful for websites with visitors in extremely diverse geographical locations.
1&1 will now offer web hosting packages that are optimized using CloudFlare’s Mirage™ and Railgun™ solutions. Mirage checks website visitors' connections and screen sizes and display images in the most effective fashion depending on whether they are being viewed through mobile, tablet or laptop devices or a Personal Computer.
Railgun boosts connections and delivery speeds for web content which previously could not be cached. ‘Uncachable’ web content utilizes more resources than 'cachable' content, reducing load times. Through Railgun, CloudFlare offers a way to deliver incremental changes quickly making dynamic website delivery more responsive regardless of where a visitor is geographically located.
“1&1 has been eager to collaborate with an innovative CDN such as CloudFlare in order to further strengthen our Web hosting platform for both businesses and developers world-wide," explained 1&1 Internet's CEO Hosting, Robert Hoffmann. "Impressive website experience, improved traffic and reduced bounce rates are all tangible results that customers gain from such a strong partnership. CloudFlare will deliver new advanced CDN features to us in the coming months”.
Founded in June 2000 and located in Slough, United Kingdom, 1&1 Internet Ltd. is a subsidiary of German company 1&1 Internet AG. The parent body has around 12.5 million customers, manages around 19 million domain names, and operates around 70,000 servers through five energy efficient data centers. 1&1 Internet's web hosting services start at £0.99 ($1.6) per month.