Believe it or not, though, that's not why Cloudflare was created. It was intended as a weapon to defend against DoS (denial of service) and DDoS (distributed DoS) attacks. It is only a side effect of their security service that allows the speed-up of your site. To the creators of Cloudflare, it was sort of like if you built a garage, then when you open the door for the first time you find a brand-new Ferrari sitting inside. It's totally cool, and the fact that we're being offered the service here is beyond cool.