CloudFlare proxy service to speed visits to, and protect it from mischief

Cinema Minima is participating in a beta test of a new proxy service, CloudFlare. Benefits — The time to access the Cinema Minima website should be improved for visitors from anywhere on Earth. Also, CloudFlare should intercept attacks on the Web server, which would, in turn, improve reliability.


Proxy Service

Cinema Minima is beta testing a new proxy service. Some of the benefits would be —

  • Enhanced security — Spammers, bots, crawlers are matched against blacklists and challenged.
  • Faster load times for international visitors — When a visitor in France visits <>, Web pages will be served from an “edge server” in Europe, instead of from America, so the time to load pages in the browser would be considerably faster. The same thing woudl apply to visitors in other parts of the world — the browser of a visitor in Asia would fetch pages from a server in Asia, etc.