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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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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
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


Cloudflare has datacenters on all continents. Their network of 100+ POPs continues includes 20 POPs in mainland China.
Cloudflare network map , China delivery

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Region POPs Locations
North America 25 United States Ashburn - Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Detroit - Dallas - Denver - Kansas City - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Miami - Minneapolis - Nashville - Newark - Omaha - Philadelphia - Phoenix - San Diego - San Jose - Seattle - St. Louis - Tampa
Canada Montreal - Toronto - Vancouver
Latin America 8 Argentina Buenos Aires
Brazil Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Chile Valparaíso
Colombia Medellin
Curacao Curaçao
Panama Panama City
Peru Lima
Europe 29 Austria Vienna
Bulgaria Sofia
Switzerland Zurich
Czech Republic Prague
Germany Berlin - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg - Munich
Denmark Copenhagen
Spain Barcelona - Madrid
Finland Helsinki
France Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom London - Manchester
Greece Athens
Croatia Zagreb
Hungary Budapest
Ireland Dublin
Italy Milan
Netherlands Amsterdam
Norway Oslo
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Romania Bucharest
Serbia Belgrade
Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS 2 Russia Moscow
Ukraine Kiev
Asia, excl China 13 Hong Kong Hong Kong
Japan Osaka - Tokyo
India Chennai - New Delhi - Mumbai
South Korea Seoul
Sri Lanka Colombo
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Philippines Manila
Singapore Singapore
Thailand Bangkok
Taiwan Taipei
China 20 China
Oceania 5 Australia Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
New Zealand Auckland
Middle-East 4 United Arab Emirates Dubai
Oman Muscat
Qatar Doha
Kuwait Kuwait City
Africa 6 South Africa Cape Town - Johannesburg
Kenya Mombasa
Angola Luanda
Djibouti Djibouti
Egypt Cairo


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


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):// 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 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


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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