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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 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
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? Yes Stream Live
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


Cloudflare has datacenters on all continents. Their network of 250+ POPs continues includes 20+ POPs in mainland China.
Cloudflare network map , China delivery

Click the country flag icon to navigate to a page showing all CDNs with POP(s) in that country.
Locations marked with * are not active yet but on the CDN's roadmap.

Region POPs Locations
North America 46 United States flag Ashburn - Atlanta - Boston - Buffalo - Charlotte - Chicago - Columbus - Dallas - Denver - Detroit - Honolulu - 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 - Tallahassee - Tampa
Canada flag Calgary - Montreal - Ottawa - Saskatoon - Toronto - Vancouver - Winnipeg
Latin America 44 Argentina flag Buenos Aires - Cordoba - Neuquen
Brazil flag Americana - Belém - Belo Horizonte - Blumenau - Brasília - Caçador - Campinas - Curitiba - Florianópolis - Fortaleza - Goiânia - Itajaí - Joinville - Juazeiro do Norte - Manaus - Porto Alegre - Ribeirão Preto - Rio de Janeiro - Salvador - São José do Rio Preto - São Paulo - Sorocaba - Uberlândia
Chile flag Arica - Valparaíso
Colombia flag Bogotá - Medellin
Costa Rica flag San José
Curacao flag Willemstad
Ecuador flag Guayaquil - Quito
Grenada flag St George's
Guatemala flag Guatemala City
Honduras flag Tegucigalpa
Haiti flag Port-Au-Prince
Mexico flag Mexico City - Queretaro
Panama flag Panama City
Peru flag Lima
Paraguay flag Asuncion
Suriname flag Paramaribo
Europe 43 Austria flag Vienna
Belgium flag Brussels
Bulgaria flag Sofia
Switzerland flag Geneva - Zurich
Cyprus flag Nicosia
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
United Kingdom flag Edinburgh - London - Manchester
Greece flag Athens - Thessaloniki
Croatia flag Zagreb
Hungary flag Budapest
Ireland flag Cork - Dublin
Iceland flag Reykjavík
Italy flag Milan - Palermo - Rome
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 Gothenburg - Stockholm
Sierra Leone flag Vilnius
Russia & CIS 11 Armenia flag Yerevan
Azerbaijan flag Baku
Belarus flag Minsk
Georgia flag Tbilisi
Kazakhstan flag Almaty
Moldova flag Chișinău
Russia flag Krasnoyarsk - Moscow - St. Petersburg
Ukraine flag Kiev
Uzbekistan flag Tashkent
Asia excl. China 45 Bangladesh flag Chittagong - Dhaka - Jashore
Brunei flag Bandar Seri Begawan
Bhutan flag Thimphu
Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Japan flag Fukuoka - Naha - Osaka - Tokyo
Laos flag Vientiane
India flag Bangalore - Bhubaneshwar - Chennai - Hyderabad - Kanpur - Kolkata - Mumbai - Nagpur - New Delhi - Patna
Indonesia flag Jakarta
Cambodia flag Phnom Penh
South Korea flag Seoul
Sri Lanka flag Colombo
Myanmar flag Yangon
Mongolia flag Ulaanbaatar
Macau flag Macau
Maldives flag Male
Malaysia flag Johor Bahru - Kuala Lumpur
Nepal flag Kathmandu
Philippines flag Cagayan - Cebu City - Manila
Pakistan flag Islamabad - Karachi - Lahore
Singapore flag Singapore
Thailand flag Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Surat Thani
Taiwan flag Taipei
Vietnam flag Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh
China 37 China flag Partnership with JD Cloud; China POPs are part of the global network
Oceania 10 Australia flag Adelaide - Brisbane - Canberra - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
Guam flag Guam - Hagåtña
New Caledonia flag Noumea
New Zealand flag Auckland
Middle-East 15 United Arab Emirates flag Dubai
Bahrain flag Manama
Israel flag Haifa - Tel Aviv
Iraq flag Baghdad - Erbil
Jordan flag Amman
Kuwait flag Kuwait City
Lebanon flag Beirut
Oman flag Muscat
Qatar flag Doha
Palestinian Territory flag Ramallah
Saudi Arabia flag Dammam - Riyadh
Turkey flag Istanbul
Africa 22 Angola flag Luanda
Djibouti flag Djibouti
Algeria flag Algiers
Egypt flag Cairo
Ghana flag Accra
Kenya flag Nairobi - Mombasa
Liberia flag Monrovia
Morocco flag Casablanca
Madagascar flag Antananarivo
Mauritius flag Port Louis
Mozambique flag Maputo
Nigeria flag Lagos
Reunion flag Sainte-Marie
Rwanda flag Kigali
Senegal flag Dakar
Tunisia flag Tunis
Tanzania flag Dar es Salaam
South Africa flag Cape Town - Durban - Johannesburg
Zimbabwe flag Harare


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


Cloudflare announced many new features related to content delivery speed during their 2021 SpeedWeek, including Improving Origin Performance for Everyone with Orpheus and Tiered Cache, Argo 2.0: Smart Routing Learns New Tricks and Data at Cloudflare just got a lot faster: Announcing Live-updating Analytics and Instant Logs

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):// 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, included in all paid plans
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: Purge Invalidate 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. Live-updating for paying customers
Log files Extra costs Only for Enterprise customers, instantly available
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like 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 Sortof/partially Possible with Workers
IP white/blacklisting Yes 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 Yes Yes, public. Cloudflare Community.
Humans Sortof/partially Email support for all. Phone only for Enterprise customers

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