Protecting Sites When Using CloudFlare's CNAME Setup

In my current job I work with a number of clients who want CloudFlare in front of their sites, but are unable or unwilling to make CloudFlare their authoritative DNS provider. CloudFlare supports this, through something they call CNAME Setup. Basically, every subdomain you’d like protected by CloudFlare is configured with a CNAME record in your authoritative DNS to point to a CloudFlare subdomain, which then routes through CloudFlare to your site.

Setting up an Ubiquiti EdgeRouter to use CloudFlare for Dynamic DNS

I am a huge fan of Ubiquiti’s products. I own a number of the EdgeRouter X, as well as a variety of the devices in the Unifi product line. I am also a huge fan of CloudFlare, and use them to host DNS for all of my domains. In addition to great performance and security features, CloudFlare makes a great dynamic DNS provider due to their combination of short default TTL, and a robust API.

How To Self-Host an Infinitely Scalable WordPress Site on a Shoestring Budget

I love WordPress. I use it for nearly all the sites I build, I write plugins for it, I run this site on it. It’s an awesome content management system and blogging platform. I love that I can modify and extend it with plugins and themes however I want, without restriction. I love that it’s open source, so I can contribute to it being a better product and use it pretty much however I want without fees and license restrictions.

The DNSChanger Worm and You

A couple of years ago some hackers started distributing a quirky little virus that would change the DNS servers your computer uses. The people responsible were located by the FBI and their data gathering system was terminated. Despite this you could still be infected, and affected, by the virus. For those unaware, DNS stands for Domain Name Service, and is the system that tells your computer where a web address is located.