1&1 Internet Announces CloudFlare Partnership

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CloudFlare has landed another major web hosting partnership, this time with 1&1 Internet. Through the partnership announced on Monday, 1&1 will offer extended CloudFlare features (including Mirage and Railgun) through several of its web hosting packages.

“1&1 has been eager to collaborate with an innovative CDN such as CloudFlare in order to further strengthen our web hosting platform for both businesses and developers worldwide,” Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet said in a statement. “Impressive website experience, improved traffic and reduced bounce rates are all tangible results that customers gain from such a strong partnership. CloudFlare will deliver new advanced CDN features to us in the coming months.”

Recently, CloudFlare announced plans to expand its network globally in 2014, adding data center locations in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia where it currently lacks coverage. It also plans to provide SSL with PFS support to all customers including those at the free tier.

While the partnership was announced on Monday, it seems that it has existed for at least a few months. On Nov. 19, 2013, a CloudFlare support post instructued 1&1 customers that signed up through its control panel to contact 1&1 directly to get support.

The features include CloudFlare Mirage, which checks the type of connection and screen size in order to optimize the display. CloudFlare’s Railgun caches and optimizes the delivery of dynamic content. 

“We’re thrilled to partner with 1&1 Internet to bring CloudFlare to millions of their customers,” Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare said. “Through our partnership, any 1&1 customer now has access to global performance and additional security. The 1&1 team has integrated CloudFlare with ease of use in mind, so any customer can get a faster and safer website with just a few clicks.”

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  1. Warth Publishing Inc

    In my opinion I would rather partner with the mafia.