Why to install mod_cloudflare at my server?
I configured Cloudflare to be used for my website. This is generally working. I do not see any difference but I hope the latency will be reduced by this. I do not know how to check this. However, now I found that there is a server packet called mod_cloudflare which can be installed on the server. Can anybody tell me what this is about?
It helps to gain the original data to store in the server log
Generally, users access the site directly and as a result, their data is stored in your server log as they were.
Users (IP: x.x.x.x.x) > Server > Server Log (Stored IP of users: x.x.x.x)
In care of CloudFlare, users access the sites via it and the data servers get is from CloudFlare not directly from the users. And thus the manipulated data is stored in the server log.
User (IP: x.x.x.x) > CloudFlare (IP: y.y.y.y) > Server(Without mod) > Server Log (Stored IP of users: y.y.y.y)
Here mod_cloudflare comes at your help. It stores the original data from the users in the server log.
User (IP: x.x.x.x) > CloudFlare (IP: y.y.y.y) > Server(Without mod) > Server Log (Stored IP of users: x.x.x.x)