Cloudflare and Internet Archive have joined forces to archive more of the public web, touting it would make the web more reliable.
As part of this joint effort, websites that use Cloudflare’s Always Online service will be able to allow the web infrastructure company to share their hostname and URLs with Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine so their website can be automatically archived.
When a site is down, Cloudflare will then be able to retrieve the most recently archived version from Internet Archive so that a site’s content can be accessed by users.
“The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine has an impressive infrastructure that can archive the web at scale,” Cloudflare CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince said.
“By working together, we can take another step toward making the internet more resilient by stopping server issues for our customers and in turn from interrupting businesses and users online.”
According to Internet Archive, more than 468 billion web pages are available via the Wayback Machine to date.
“We archive URLs that are identified via a variety of different methods, such as ‘crawling’ from lists of millions of sites, as submitted by users via the Wayback Machine’s ‘Save Page Now’ feature, added to Wikipedia articles, referenced in Tweets, and based on a number of other ‘signals’ and sources, such multiple feeds of ‘news’ stories. An additional source of URLs we will preserve now originates from customers of Cloudflare’s Always Online service,” Wayback Machine director Mark Graham wrote in a blog post.
Why the internet went haywire last week
It was just another Friday, until the internet stopped working for tens of millions of people.
Cloudflare debuts Border Gateway Protocol safety check tool
The tool can be used to see if your ISP is adhering to modern BGP security frameworks.
Cloudflare swaps Google’s reCaptcha for hCaptcha (video)
Cloudflare says it is dumping reCAPTCHA because Google intends to charge for its use.
Cloudflare dumps reCAPTCHA as Google intends to charge for its use
Cloudflare says its moving to hCaptcha, an alternative CAPTCHA service, more private than reCAPTCHA.
Cloudflare debuts 188.8.131.52 for Families, comes under fire for blocking LGBTQIA+ sites
The company immediately apologized, branding the blocks as a “mistake.”