Using a CDN at home for free!

Cloudflare are nice enough to provide a free tier to their CDN service which is perfect for those of us that still host websites at home. The free teir provides some basic benefits – DDOS protection and caching. Check out the details here – https://www.cloudflare.com/plans/#overview

If you utilize their tunneling solution, you’ll also be able to host websites behind a dynamic IP. You’ll no longer need a static IP. This means the traffic goes like so;

Your website <-> ACME <-> Cloudflare tunnel <-> Cloudflare <-> User

Double cool! Check out these resources to do it for yourself –

ACME Manager : https://hub.docker.com/r/jlesage/nginx-proxy-manager/
Cloudflared (Tunnel) container : https://hub.docker.com/r/cloudflare/cloudflared/

Example results over 24hrs for sigtar.com –


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