KartHost Is Live with CloudFlare Railgun


Dear KartHost Customer:

We’re thrilled to announce that we partnered with CloudFlare to bring their $200 a month Railgun™ technology to you for FREE with all WordPress Managed Hosting accounts! Railgun is a new web optimization technology that increases your site’s load time significantly. Websites using Railgun show a 143% improvement in HTML load times and a 90% decrease in time to first byte (TTFB) responses, which is significant. All existing WordPress Managed Hosting clients will see this added to their service in the next week or so. All new WordPress Managed Hosting clients will see it immediately.


What is CloudFlare Railgun™?

CloudFlare’s Railgun technology greatly speeds up the delivery of non-cached pages. While CloudFlare automatically caches about 65% of the resources needed to make up a page, 35% can’t be cached because the resources are dynamically generated (example – like a shopping cart or forum) or marked as ‘do not cache’. That 35% is often the initial HTML of the page that must be downloaded first. CloudFlare Railgun speeds up this remaining code by 35%.

How does it work?

CloudFlare Railgun uses a delta compression technique to recognize that even dynamically-generated or personalized pages change only a little over time or between users. The compression technology reduces the amount of data that is sent over the Internet to CloudFlare’s data centers from KartHost optimized WordPress web servers. The result is faster delivery of the critical HTML that the browser must receive before it can download the rest of the page.

How do I enable Railgun?

We will take care of activation, and implantation of Railgun for your site. If you have specific questions regarding Railgun, please feel free to contact us!

More information

To learn more about CloudFlare, go to

Railgun: Boost Your WordPress Website’s Performance

The official CloudFlare Railgun page can be found here:


We’re excited to offer this next generation in performance to our customers. Enable it today.

The KartHost Team


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Amber Brown

I studied Journalism at Texas A&M, c/o 2005, where I wrote for the college newspaper, as well as the for the College of Architecture's various publications. Upon graduation, I owned a direct sales company and, as the author of my own webpage, press releases and overall public relations, I continuously realized the importance of building my company's brand and web presence. While I'm still learning the technical side of email, website building and web hosting, I have partnered with KartHost in order to bring Roy and Gail's extensive knowledge directly to you, making the information as relatable as possible.
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