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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 has a wide range of performance and security products for businesses of all sizes. CDN, DNS, video streaming and delivery, WAF, Bot Management, and more. Cloudflare also has solutions for remote working teams and building serverless applications.

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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? No
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Stream
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Resizing, Mirage, Polish
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Cloud Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Workers

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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Locations marked with * are not active yet but on the CDN's roadmap.

Region POPs Locations
North America 43 United States flag 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 flag Calgary - Montreal - Saskatoon - Toronto - Vancouver - Winnipeg
Latin America 11 Argentina flag Buenos Aires
Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Chile flag Valparaíso
Colombia flag Bogotá - Medellin
Curacao flag Willemstad
Ecuador flag Quito
Honduras flag Tegucigalpa
Mexico flag Mexico City
Panama flag Panama City
Peru flag Lima
Suriname flag Paramaribo
Europe 37 Austria flag Vienna
Belgium flag Brussels
Bulgaria flag Sofia
Switzerland flag Zurich
Czech Republic flag Prague
Germany flag Berlin - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg - Munich
Denmark flag Copenhagen
Estonia flag Talinn
Spain flag Barcelona - Madrid
Finland flag Helsinki
France flag Marseille - Paris - Reunion
United Kingdom flag Edinburgh - London - Manchester
Greece flag Athens
Croatia flag Zagreb
Hungary flag Budapest
Ireland flag Dublin
Iceland flag Reykjavík
Italy flag Rome - Milan
Luxembourg flag Luxembourg City
Latvia flag Riga
Netherlands flag Amsterdam
Norway flag Oslo
Poland flag Warsaw
Portugal flag Lisbon
Romania flag Bucharest
Serbia flag Belgrade
Sweden flag Stockholm
Russia & CIS 5 Armenia flag Yerevan
Moldova flag Chișinău
Russia flag Moscow - St. Petersburg
Ukraine flag Kiev
Asia excl. China 16 Brunei flag Bandar Seri Begawan
Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Japan flag Osaka - Tokyo
Laos flag Vientiane
India flag Chennai - New Delhi - Mumbai
Cambodia flag Phnom Penh
South Korea flag Seoul
Sri Lanka flag Colombo
Mongolia flag Ulaanbaatar
Macao flag Macau
Malaysia flag Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Philippines flag Manila
Pakistan flag Islamabad - Karachi - Lahore
Singapore flag Singapore
Thailand flag Bangkok
Taiwan flag Taipei
Vietnam flag Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh
China 21 China flag Partnership with Baidu; China POPs are part of the global network
Oceania 5 Australia flag Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
New Zealand flag Auckland
Middle-East 10 United Arab Emirates flag Dubai
Bahrain flag Manama
Israel flag Tel Aviv
Iraq flag Baghdad
Kuwait flag Kuwait City
Lebanon flag Beirut
Oman flag Muscat
Qatar flag Doha
Saudi Arabia flag Riyadh
Turkey flag Istanbul
Africa 9 Angola flag Luanda
Djibouti flag Djibouti
Egypt flag Cairo
Kenya flag Mombasa
Liberia flag Monrovia
Mauritius flag Port Louis
Nigeria flag Lagos
Reunion flag Sainte-Marie
South Africa flag 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 people with personal or hobby projects that aren’t business-critical'. The Pro and Business plans are $20/month/domain and $200/month/domain, respectively. Cloudflare has many paid add-ons, like Dedicated SSL Certificates, Load Balancing, Argo Smart Routing, and Rate Limiting. Enterprise plans have 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.

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

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