Any advantage to using CloudFlare in front of Galaxy-hosted app?


#1

Is there any reason I should be using CloudFlare for my Meteor app if it’s hosted on Galaxy? CloudFlare now supports WebSockets, though it limits concurrent connections based on your plan. But I’m not sure I need to enable CloudFlare CDN/HTTP proxy at all.


#2

Continuing the discussion from The Missing Link in Meteor's Rate Limiter:

We were discussing on that topic the advantages of using CloudFlare for DDoS over websockets, since no hosting solution (maybe Galaxy in the future) offers anything to mitigate that problem right now.

Besides that, the static asset distribution over CF’s CDN is enough to make CF interesting when serving your webapp. (Also you get a lot of goodies like restricting policies and much more if you get a paid plan)