Cloudflare Launches Cloudflare Pages Web Hosting Service

The American web infrastructure company Cloudflare has designed its own tool that allows web developers to create and host websites.

Leveraging the company’s global infrastructure network, Cloudflare Pages is a hosting service that supports platforms built directly on the edge using the JAMstack architecture.

The company has described this as “the next breakthrough in the web performance battle” because of how it takes advantage of edge computing, with Cloudflare claiming performance will be almost twice as fast as other platforms. .

Beyond that, Cloudflare also suggests that its Pages service will be secure and scalable, saving developers time on disparate integrated systems, while benefiting from seamless GitHub integration to ease the development process.

“From day one, Cloudflare was designed to serve developers. Over the past decade, millions of developers have relied on us for our network performance and security services,” said Matthew Prince, CEO and co-founder of Cloudflare. “With Cloudflare Pages, we now provide them with a scalable, fast, secure, and cost-effective platform to build next-generation apps that they can deploy globally.

“Internally, we believe it’s only a matter of time before an individual developer builds a billion-dollar business on their own. We hope Cloudflare Pages will provide the building blocks to help make our belief a reality.

Its scalability can be attributed to the fact that it’s built on Cloudflare’s global network of more than 200 cities, the company added, while edge execution means pages will be within 100 milliseconds of 99% of people connected to the Internet.

The company also hopes to integrate Cloudflare Pages with its Cloudflare Workers serverless development platform soon, so users can integrate third-party APIs into their own platforms. This will allow frontend developers versed in JavaScript to create scalable backends for their applications in the same language.

Platform security, meanwhile, is provided with free SSL as standard, alongside the enterprise Web Application Firewall (WAF). The company will also provide support for the latest web standards with HTTP/3, the QUIC transport layer network protocol, and image compression.

James S. Joseph