Cloudflare

Performance & Security for Any Website

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Cloudflare Overview

What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare speeds up and accelerates your site by distributing your sites content around the world then delivering it using the fattest pipes and the best protocols. By using HTTP/2 with an SPDY fallback, Cloudflare can deliver content rapidly to your end users. Using 79 datacenters (and growing) around the world, Cloudflare can ensure your content is never too far away from your end user. Through Railgun, Cloudflare can eliminate costly delays caused by the speed of light when distributing dynamic content.

Cloudflare has consistently set records for mitigating the largest DDOS attacks. Cloudflare can protect your website from content scraping through reputation checks and application level attacks through a Web Application Firewall (e.g. for SQL Injection and XSS attacks). When Cloudflare successfully defended Spamhaus, Akamai's chief architect stated it was "the largest publicly announced DDoS attack in the history of the Internet."

Cloudflare operates one of the fastest and most secure DNS networks in the world with advanced functionality including CNAME Flattening and Instant DNS Updates.

Cloudflare Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$20,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Cloudflare does not charge on the basis of bandwidth usage, instead charges on features.

Free Plan offers basic performance and security alongside free SSL and analytics.

Pro Plan at $20/month provides advanced performance and security tools including image optimization and a Web Application Firewall.

Business Plan at $200/month includes advanced DDOS Attack protection, dynamic content compression, custom WAF rules, prioritized support and custom SSL certificates.

Enterprise Plans are bespoke to customer requirements with set-up consultation, a dedicated solution Engineer, phone support and multi-user access.


Cloudflare Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Cloudflare Reviews

Cloudflare Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
172

Very good
37

Average
5

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,7
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,4
98% recommended this app
Hannah S.

The best tool for web page security

Thanks to Cloudflare we have excellent security on the web pages, it works great and it is very easy to use it, the interface is excellent and easy to understand, totally happy with the results offered by this tool. and I would recommend to other people who use this service, since I use it there is excellent security and I can say that it is the best platform of this style and type that is why it is so successful and people use it.


Diego M.

One or the best CDNs!


Angelica C.

It used to be a lot better

It served me well for a very long period, but it never mitigated any of my DDoS attacks. It did helped me when managing DNS was a pain in the ass.
BUt eventually I found out that it was slowing my website. Since I moved away from it and got separate services to do what CF used to (DNS, protection, analytics), I got way better services and faster sites.


Anders L.

Cloudflare, security and performance deluxe

Cloudflare is many things. It gives us CDN functionality, reverse proxy, web application firewall and great flexibility when exposing applications over the internet. It boosts security to enterprise-grade with a very decent price model.


Verified Reviewer

Solved me a GoDaddy DNS headache

Excellent. The situation was that I was building a landing page for a client. I needed to connect their domain to my funnel builder and my client already bought a domain with GoDaddy.
I could not for the life of me point the domain properly. I even engaged GoDaddy support twice to help me resolve it (wasting hours).
I had a tech-savvy friend who recommended I try to bypass GoDaddy by using CloudFlare.
He walked me through somewhat on how to use it, and it worked like magic.


Hannah S.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The best tool for web page security

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

Thanks to Cloudflare we have excellent security on the web pages, it works great and it is very easy to use it, the interface is excellent and easy to understand, totally happy with the results offered by this tool. and I would recommend to other people who use this service, since I use it there is excellent security and I can say that it is the best platform of this style and type that is why it is so successful and people use it.

Pros

It is a security tool for all the web pages that we manage, it offers excellent security and it offers free SSL certificate which is important so that each website visitor feels security and tranquility, also helps against DDOS attacks in an impressive way and is One of its strengths for which Cloudflare is known, its way of configuring is easy and the interface is simple and easy to handle. In addition to this it also has very good free options that all users can use.

Cons

I really have no complaints or I see significant problems, There are more solutions and utilities that Cloudflare gives than the problems that may arise in certain situations, if there is something to mention and that is when changing a configuration; these changes may take time to make, but basically it does not represent major problems since it is a safe and reliable tool that we can trust and ensure our safety.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Diego M.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 2-10 Employees

One or the best CDNs!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The overall experience with them has been great. It’s not only simple to setup, but also they have a huge documentation library where you can get a lot of information: from them, compatibility with other softwares, best configurations, etc.

The results you get by just getting their free plan are more than enough for small-medium companies. Also, they hace more than 150 servers around the world, so the performance results are really great, even comparing with some other paid services.

Cons

Nothing to add here. My overall experience was really good. I never had an issue or had to get in touch with support. When ever I had a doubt, I was able to solve them just by checking their documentation library.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Angelica C.
Industry: Internet
Company size: Self Employed

It used to be a lot better

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/30
Review Source: Capterra

It served me well for a very long period, but it never mitigated any of my DDoS attacks. It did helped me when managing DNS was a pain in the ass.
BUt eventually I found out that it was slowing my website. Since I moved away from it and got separate services to do what CF used to (DNS, protection, analytics), I got way better services and faster sites.

Pros

It sure makes managing your sites's DNS and main configurations handy by centralizing them. It offers nice redirection features and a whole bunch of features like apps and protection, cdn, etc.

Cons

But the service has been packing so many features that though it looks like advantage when it's not.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Anders L.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Cloudflare, security and performance deluxe

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

Cloudflare is many things. It gives us CDN functionality, reverse proxy, web application firewall and great flexibility when exposing applications over the internet. It boosts security to enterprise-grade with a very decent price model.

Pros

Easy to get started, offers a wide range of features for both security and performance for our applications. Works great with other cloud providers since Cloudflare is based on DNS.

Cons

There are some settings that can be a bit tricky to find and understand, but there is a great knowledgebase.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

Solved me a GoDaddy DNS headache

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2020/05/06
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent. The situation was that I was building a landing page for a client. I needed to connect their domain to my funnel builder and my client already bought a domain with GoDaddy.
I could not for the life of me point the domain properly. I even engaged GoDaddy support twice to help me resolve it (wasting hours).
I had a tech-savvy friend who recommended I try to bypass GoDaddy by using CloudFlare.
He walked me through somewhat on how to use it, and it worked like magic.

Pros

I loved the fact that it was free.
I loved the fact that they solved a problem for me with GoDaddy making things super difficult (as they do).

Cons

Nothing not to like, I have not had much experience with it, but the single reason I signed up for a free account solved a massive headache for me.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 214 user ratings
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Cloudflare Pricing

Cloudflare Pricing

Starting from
US$20,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Cloudflare does not charge on the basis of bandwidth usage, instead charges on features.

Free Plan offers basic performance and security alongside free SSL and analytics.

Pro Plan at $20/month provides advanced performance and security tools including image optimization and a Web Application Firewall.

Business Plan at $200/month includes advanced DDOS Attack protection, dynamic content compression, custom WAF rules, prioritized support and custom SSL certificates.

Enterprise Plans are bespoke to customer requirements with set-up consultation, a dedicated solution Engineer, phone support and multi-user access.

Cloudflare does not charge on the basis of bandwidth usage, instead charges on features.

Free Plan offers basic performance and security alongside free SSL and analytics.

Pro Plan at $20/month provides advanced performance and security tools including image optimization and a Web Application Firewall.

Business Plan at $200/month includes advanced DDOS Attack protection, dynamic content compression, custom WAF rules, prioritized support and custom SSL certificates.

Enterprise Plans are bespoke to customer requirements with set-up consultation, a dedicated solution Engineer, phone support and multi-user access.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 214 user ratings
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Cloudflare Features

Cloudflare Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
User Management
Vulnerability Scanning
Features
4,7/5
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Additional information for Cloudflare

Additional information for Cloudflare

Key features of Cloudflare

  • Analytics
  • Content Delivery Network
  • DDOS Protection
  • Differential Compression
  • HTTP/2
  • HTTP/2 Server Push
  • IPv6 Gateway
  • Image Optimization
  • Scraping Protection
  • Security
  • Spam Protection
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Web Content Optimization
  • Web Sockets

Benefits

Cloudflare protects web traffic transmitted over WebSockets or HTTP, while also offering a DNS hosting service. Cloudflare can mitigate attacks to web applications through protecting your web hosting by routing requests through Cloudflare. Additionally, Cloudflare's extensive network, which spans across 100 cities in 49 countries, means that content can be cached and accelerated at high speed to your end user regardless of server location. By distributing this content over the latest web protocols such as HTTP/2 and SPDY, Cloudflare ensures that web applications are loading and operating at the fastest speeds possible. Cloudflare also offers Content and Image Optimization to enhance speeds across all web properties.

Cloudflare FAQs

Cloudflare FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Cloudflare.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Cloudflare offer?

Cloudflare offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$20,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Cloudflare does not charge on the basis of bandwidth usage, instead charges on features. Free Plan offers basic performance and security alongside free SSL and analytics. Pro Plan at $20/month provides advanced performance and security tools including image optimization and a Web Application Firewall. Business Plan at $200/month includes advanced DDOS Attack protection, dynamic content compression, custom WAF rules, prioritized support and custom SSL certificates. Enterprise Plans are bespoke to customer requirements with set-up consultation, a dedicated solution Engineer, phone support and multi-user access.

Q. What are the main features of Cloudflare?

Cloudflare offers the following features:

  • Analytics
  • Content Delivery Network
  • DDOS Protection
  • Differential Compression
  • HTTP/2
  • HTTP/2 Server Push
  • IPv6 Gateway
  • Image Optimization
  • Scraping Protection
  • Security
  • Spam Protection
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Web Content Optimization
  • Web Sockets

Q. Who are the typical users of Cloudflare?

Cloudflare has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Cloudflare support?

Cloudflare supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Cloudflare offer?

Cloudflare has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Cloudflare support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Cloudflare supports

Q. What other apps does Cloudflare integrate with?

Cloudflare integrates with the following applications:

AsisteClick, Bitium, DevHub, Interakt, Magento Commerce, Miva, Privy, SutiHR, Userlike, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does Cloudflare offer?

Cloudflare offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Phone Support