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Company

Cloudflare provides a global CDN with unique performance capabilities and a strong focus on security. The company has a global infrastructure built from the ground up using only next-generation, high-performance equipment—no legacy software or hardware. The result is a CDN that's easy to set up, affordable, and built to continuously adapt and integrate emerging technologies to meet future needs of everyone's Internet properties.
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Products

Cloudflare does not offer streaming media services, but rather caters to the needs of companies who care about (web) security and want to run the whole site through a global CDN.

View the table below for more insight into Cloudflare products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Not available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Partially
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Mirage
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Available/supported DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Cloud Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported

Network

Cloudflare has datacenters on all continents. Their network of 150+ POPs continues includes 20+ POPs in mainland China.
Cloudflare network map , China delivery

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Region POPs Locations
North America 43 United States Ashburn - Atlanta - Boston - Charlotte - Chicago - Columbus - Dallas - Denver - Detroit - Houston - Indianapolis - Jacksonville - Kansas City - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Mcallen - Memphis - Miami - Minneapolis - Montgomery - Nashville - Newark - Norfolk - Omaha - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - Portland - Richmond - Sacramento - Salt Lake City - San Diego - San Jose - Seattle - St. Louis - Tampa - Tallahassee
Canada Calgary - Montreal - Saskatoon - Toronto - Vancouver - Winnipeg
Latin America 11 Argentina Buenos Aires
Brazil Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Chile Valparaíso
Colombia Bogota - Medellin
Curacao Willemstad
Ecuador Quito
Mexico Mexico City
Panama Panama City
Peru Lima
Europe 37 Austria Vienna
Belgium Brussels
Bulgaria Sofia
Switzerland Zurich
Czech Republic Prague
Germany Berlin - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg - Munich
Denmark Copenhagen
Estonia Talinn
Spain Barcelona - Madrid
Finland Helsinki
France Marseille - Paris - Reunion
United Kingdom Edinburgh - London - Manchester
Greece Athens
Croatia Zagreb
Hungary Budapest
Ireland Dublin
Iceland Reykjavík
Italy Rome - Milan
Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Latvia Riga
Netherlands Amsterdam
Norway Oslo
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Romania Bucharest
Serbia Belgrade
Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS 5 Armenia Yerevan
Moldova Chișinău
Russia Moscow - St. Petersburg
Ukraine Kiev
Asia, excl China 16 Hong Kong Hong Kong
Japan Osaka - Tokyo
India Chennai - New Delhi - Mumbai
Cambodia Phnom Penh
South Korea Seoul
Sri Lanka Colombo
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Macao Macau
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Philippines Manila
Pakistan Islamabad - Karachi - Lahore
Singapore Singapore
Thailand Bangkok
Taiwan Taipei
Vietnam Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh
China 21 China
Oceania 5 Australia Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
New Zealand Auckland
Middle-East 10 United Arab Emirates Dubai
Bahrain Manama
Israel Tel Aviv
Iraq Baghdad
Kuwait Kuwait City
Lebanon Beirut
Oman Muscat
Qatar Doha
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Turkey Istanbul
Africa 9 Angola Luanda
Djibouti Djibouti
Egypt Cairo
Kenya Mombasa
Mauritius Port Louis
Nigeria Lagos
Reunion Sainte-Marie
South Africa Cape Town - Durban - Johannesburg

Pricing

Cloudflare charges for content delivery at flat monthly rates: you never pay for GBs or requests. The cheapest plan is free 'for personal websites and blogs'. The Pro and Business plans are $20/month/domain and $200/month/domain, respectively. Some features are paid add-ons, like Dedicated SSL Certificates, Load Balancing, Argo Smart Routing, and Rate Limiting. Enterprise plans are custom pricing.
Cloudflare pricing, Compare features

Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term None
Minimum monthly costs $0
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0
APAC traffic (low volume) $0
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0

Features

View the tables below for more insight into the features Cloudflare supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycast network
HTTP/2 Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be an IP address
Origin shieldCDN Guide: Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Not available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Page rules for overriding caching headers
Cache control - client caching Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Partially Only 'stale while revalidate'
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported ~ 5 seconds
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Available/supported Web analytics, threats and more
Log files Extra costs Only for Enterprise customers
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs More info
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported More info
Geo blocking Available/supported Access Rules
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Access Rules

Support

The level of support varies per price plan. Free users get 'Email only support with median response time of 13 hours'. Response times improve at higher plans. Only Enterprise customers get phone support.

Customer support
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public. Cloudflare Community.
Humans Partially Email support for all. Phone only for Enterprise customers

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