CA, CAA and CT in Cloudflare

There’s a lot of acronyms there, so I guess I should start by explaining what I’m talking about! Certificate Authority (CA) A Certificate Authority (CA) is where you go in order to get the certificate for your website, whatever flavour you prefer.  They have the power to generate a certificate for any domain, which is…

HSTS preloading

For a while now, my website has been using HSTS.  HSTS stands for HTTP Strict Transport Security, and essentially it’s a response header that your server sends back with your website to tell that browser that in future, this page should always be requested securely (via HTTPS).  I talked about it briefly last year in…

Caching php files on Cloudflare

Oh dear, I’ve definitely broken my New Year’s resolution now – it’s been 16 days since my last confession… I mean blog post! I’ve spoken before about how I use Cloudflare to improve both security and performance.  In short, they have an ever increasing number of edge nodes, which they cache content at and then return results directly,…

Going HTTPS with Cloudflare

Having already made my WCG Online project secure (as detailed in a previous post), it’s been on my list for a while to do the same with this website. But I’d heard good things about Cloudflare and wanted to give them a try. Well I’m glad I did, it was so easy and straight forward.…