After suffering three site outages in as many days, I decided to wring in a few changes. One of them being adapting Cloudflare. Setting up Cloudflare is so rediculously easy, you don't even need to be a geek. It doesn't really speed up this site because Amazon AWS already is pretty quick. My intention in moving though was to reduce my dependence on it. After all there's no such thing as a 100% full proof service. The other advantage is that it helps to cut down on feedback form and comment spam.
The only trouble with Cloudflare was encountered when testing wordpress admin. The following error shows up in the log file when blog admin area links are accessed. It looks like wordpress is trying to mix ssl and non ssl stuff and failing.