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RFC8482 – Saying goodbye to ANY

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like you to welcome the new shiny RFC8482, which effectively deprecates the DNS ANY query type. DNS ANY was a “meta-query” – think of it as a similar thing to the common A, AAAA, MX or SRV query types, but unlike these it wasn’t a real query type – it…

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Reflecting on my first year as Head of Cloudflare Asia

One year into my role as Head of Asia for Cloudflare, I wanted to reflect on what we’ve achieved, as well as where we are going next. When I started, I spoke about growing our brand recognition in Asia and optimizing our reach to clients by building up teams and channel partners. I also mentioned…

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Diving into Technical SEO using Cloudflare Workers

This is a guest post by Igor Krestov and Dan Taylor. Igor is a lead software developer at SALT.agency, and Dan a lead technical SEO consultant, and has also been credited with coining the term “edge SEO”. SALT.agency is a technical SEO agency with offices in London, Leeds, and Boston, offering bespoke consultancy to brands…

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A Node to Workers Story

Node.js allows developers to build web services with JavaScript. However, you’re on your own when it comes to registering a domain, setting up DNS, managing the server processes, and setting up builds. There’s no reason to manage all these layers on separate platforms. For a site on Cloudflare, these layers can be on a single…

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Stopping Drupal’s SA-CORE-2019-003 Vulnerability

On the 20th February 2019, Drupal announced that they had discovered a severe vulnerability and that they would be releasing a patch for it the next day. Drupal is a Content Management System used by many of our customers, which made it important that our WAF protect against the vulnerability as quickly as possible. As…

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How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes: Step by Step

Last updated on January 1st, 2019 — Do you want to learn how to start a WordPress blog the right way? More than 8,500 people have used this tutorial to start theirs! Let’s get yours set up… Bluehost is where I started my first WordPress blog almost a decade ago. They’ve now put together an…

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New Firewall Tab and Analytics

At Cloudflare, one of our top priorities is to make our products and services intuitive so that we can enable customers to accelerate and protect their Internet properties. We’re excited to launch two improvements designed to make our Firewall easier to use and more accessible, and helping our customers better manage and visualize their threat-related…

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Your Family Won’t Understand Your Blogging Career

Blogging is now a legitimate career option for millions of people around the world who want to do something different with their life. But, as with any non-traditional work, you have to be prepared for the fact that people won’t understand, and some people will down right try to talk you out of it. This…

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