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How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site!

CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with Harbour City Hosting! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

We power more than 400 billion monthly page views – more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined – and over 1.2 billion monthly users regularly pass through our network. We’re really glad Harbour City Hosting has partnered with CloudFlare – said Jan Wodjak from CloudFlare.

Faster web performance
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like Harbour City Hosting and make it even better.
When you sign up for CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.

CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.

Broad web security
Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) we track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.

CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.

Signing up
Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with Harbour City Hosting, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through your existing Harbour City Hosting Client Portal. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!
We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through Harbour City Hosting are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.

For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, we also offer a ‘Pro’ tier of service for $20/month The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.
We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start with Harbour City Hosting.

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VPS | Virtual Private Servers

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Cloud Hosted Virtual Private Servers are making their way to Harbour City Hosting,   prices will drop on Monday 15th, April, 2017.

Some of the features that we’re offering with these VPS’s are self healing fail-over, which means redundancy for your Website!  No more “Website offline”, Your own private RAM, Australian Based Servers, Instant Setup, Dedicated IP Address, 24/7 Monitoring, managed firewall, CloudFlare with Railgun – to name a few.

We’re also offering a huge operating system list so you can run your Server with ease.

 Windows 2012 R2 Std (64bit)
Windows 2008 R2 Std (64bit)
Windows 2003 R2 Std (64bit)
Windows 2003 R2 Std (32bit)
CentOS 6 (64bit)
CentOS 6 (32bit)
Fedora 23 (64bit)
Debian 7 (64bit)
Debian 8 (64bit)
Ubuntu 16 (64bit)
Ubuntu 14 Desktop (64bit)
Ubuntu 14 (64bit)
Ubuntu 12 (64bit)
Linux Mint 17 (64bit)
CentOS 6 + cPanel (64bit)
CentOS 6 + Plesk (64bit)
CloudLinux + cPanel (64bit)
CentOS 7 + cPanel (64bit)
CentOS 7 (64bit)


 Any questions please pick up the phone and call us on 02 4943 0621 or email Harbour City Hosting here

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10% off? What!

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Further discounts and special offers will be shown here, only for a limited time grab them quick!

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Hosting – Promotional Code

Promotional Code : 7L17NFUVRH | 10% off ALL hosting | Harbour City Hosting would like to wish you a Happy New Year, here’s to a busy and productive 2016!

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Domain – Promotional Code

Promotional Code : R10BAVWBQ3 | 10% off ALL #domains purchased from Harbour City Hosting, be quick as we’re currently running short on promotional codes, there’s currently 20 left.

*note if you’re re-registering your domain for another year or two, you can still use the 10% off!

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