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What is CloudFlare?

"Cloudflare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) service and network security solution."

Cloudflare is a successful combination of network security and performance solution that increases websites or networks speed and provides protection of websites, mobile applications, APIs, and SaaS services. It is one of the leading Content Delivery Network on the market.

This CDN service speeds up and enhances the performance of networks, websites, apps, and APIs. It operates as a network of proxy servers and data centers (more than 100) that are located around the world, powering over 10 trillion requests per month. The service can manage 10Tbps in bandwidth for their users.

When it comes to security, the key security elements include protection against SQL injection, which attacks the code of the website. It also protects from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which is on the rise by exploitation of insecure Internet-of-Things devices. These downtimes can make the average hourly cost as high as $100,000 per hour.


CloudFlare scored 90/100 (Top 3 in Network Management) in the Network Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (88/100), press buzz (75/100), and other relevant information on CloudFlare gathered from around the web.

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CloudFlare Product Overview

  • Fast, Global Content Delivery Network

  • Fast, Powerful, And Secure DNS

  • Load Balancing

  • Argo Smart Routing

  • Web Optimizations

  • Local Storage Caching

  • AutoMinify

  • Rocket Loader

  • Browser Optimization

  • Server Push


Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

CloudFlare Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Anti-Virus
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Password & Access Management
  • Malware Protection
  • Bug Tracking
  • Network Traffic Monitoring
  • Network Visualization
  • Network Device Performance Monitoring
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CloudFlare Pricing Plans

Free

Free
  • For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.
  • Unmetered Mitigation of DDoS
  • Global CDN
  • Shared SSL Certificate
  • I'm Under Attack™ Mode
  • Access to Cloudflare Apps
  • Access to Account Audit Logs
  • 3 Page Rules Included

Pro

$20.00
Monthly Per Domain
  • For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) with Cloudflare Rulesets
  • Image Optimizations with Polish™
  • Mobile Optimizations with Mirage™
  • Access to Account Audit Logs
  • 20 Page Rules Included

Business

$200.00
Monthly Per Domain
  • For small eCommerce websites and businesses requiring advanced security and performance.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 25 Custom Rulesets
  • Custom SSL Certificate Upload
  • Bypass Cache on Cookie
  • PCI Compliance thanks to Modern TLS Only Mode and WAF
  • Accelerate delivery of dynamic content with Railgun™
  • Prioritized Email Support
  • Access to Account Audit Logs
  • 50 Page Rules Included

Plans starting from: $20.00/month Credit card required: No

CloudFlare FAQs

Does CloudFlare offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: 24/7/365 enterprise-grade phone, email, and chat support; FAQs.

Does CloudFlare offer an API?

Yes, it offers APIs.

Does CloudFlare offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes.

What is CloudFlare generally used for?

It is generally used as a Content Delivery Network or CDN service.

What are some applications CloudFlare is commonly used in tandem with?

It is mostly used in tandem with content management systems, control panels, cloud providers, and eCommerce platforms.

Does CloudFlare integrate with any other apps?

Integrations: Wordpress, Google Cloud, Magento, Acquia, Rackspace, Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes.

Who are the main user groups of CloudFlare?

Users of CloudFlare range from small, local blogs to international, Fortune 500 companies.

CloudFlare User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.41/5 based on 215 user ratings.
Your Rating:
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Great CDN and firewall

// Designer Web at Amazon

What do you like about CloudFlare?

I use Cloudflare for it;s amazing capabilities, you can just update your name servers and protect your server ip from being published and attacked over the internet.
I use it for it's amazing caching speed and delivering great website pages at great speeds for anyone in the world.
You can put your own custom page rules.
You have an option for disabling any caching rules, so you can modify your website live.

What do you dislike about CloudFlare?

It is a great software, i would want more servers located in europe, so it could improve the speed the website is loading.

What have you been using it for and what problems did CloudFlare solve?

Firewall and great speeds for my websites.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
5/5
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A must have for any website

// Web Developer at Airbus

What do you like about CloudFlare?

You must have cloudflare on your new or old website. It has a ton of amazing tools from server ip hiding to CDN, it has great performances for new or old websites and it's free. What an amazing tool

What do you dislike about CloudFlare?

There are complex settings that you don't fully understand can harm your site perfomances. Also if you want to change things like theme or styling turn off caching, it may be a nerve wrecking experience if you don't

What have you been using it for and what problems did CloudFlare solve?

DDos atacks on my website, some russian servers were bombarding us with data, our local hosting company could not handle all those requests and we get the free plan, after this we extended to paid finding all those futures.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
5/5