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Spammers use computer programs known as harvesters to gather email addresses from websites. It is possible to obscure email addresses in such a way that these harvesters have a difficult time finding them on a website. Unfortunately, most people do not do...
CloudFlare protects email addresses on your site by encrypting the email address in the source code. By doing so, this stops malicious bots from harvesting the email address and as a result, the bot cannot send spam to the email address. To humans, the em...
Yes. CloudFlare's caching is different from the caching you are doing on your server. The advantage of caching on your server is to prevent multiple lookups for the same data. The advantage of CloudFlare's caching is to move your static content (images, c...
A bot is a generic name to describe a vehicle that is used to crawl the Internet. Sometimes these bots can be helpful, such as the bots used by search engines to index the Internet, but often these bots have malicious intent, such as to find ways to damag...
DNS is the system at the core of the Internet that translates human-readable domain names (e.g., www.google.com) into computer-understood IP addresses (e.g., 74.125.19.99). There are two type of "name servers" that make up the DNS system: author...
There are two type of "name servers" that make up the DNS system: authoritative name servers and recursive name servers. Authoritative name servers are used by domain owners. Recursive name servers are used by some web surfers (through services ...