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Cloudflare Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Cloudflare product overview

Price starts from

20

Per month

Per Feature

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.

Key benefits of using Cloudflare

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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Phone Support

Training options

Videos
Webinars
Live Online
Documentation

Cloudflare pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

295

Starting from

20

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Cloudflare features

Functionality

4.8

/5

295

Total features

15

12 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
API
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting/Analytics
Vulnerability Scanning
Load Balancing
VPN
Web-Application Security

Functionality contenders

Cloudflare users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

295

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.19/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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46

7

1

1

Pros
Cloudflare t is an excellent tool that helps developers with many things such as DNS or SSL certifications. It is very easy to use and some of its tools are free or paid.
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Jose R.

I am an absolute fan of Cloudflare because of a few reasons. They offer so much in their freemium plan that it seems too good to be true and to me honestly that has been their best selling point.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

All the customers we introduce to Cloudflare are absolutely amazed by how much it improves their website and how well it behaves once behind CDN and solid caching, just by using the free version.

BT

Boris T.

Cons
Only time there has been a problem is when Cloudflare has an outage. Every service has to go down, though.
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Derek S.

I dislike how confusing the pricing is. I wish it was more transparent.

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Amy X.

I only really had disappointing experiences with Cloudflare.
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Senne T.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Best CDN I know of!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Transcript

Josh: Hi. My name is Josh. I'm the owner of a web design company. I would give Cloudflare a five. For...

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Greg G.

Operations Fellow

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

SSL for Free

Reviewed a year ago

Transcript

Greg G.: Hey, I'm Greg, I'm a full stack developer. I give CloudFlare a four out of five and for more...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Most secure content delivery network for website of any size

Reviewed a year ago

I'm using Cloudflare for years and never faced any significant issue. I'm overall happy with their product and services.

Pros

Cloudflare allows many advance features even for free users. Like DNSSEC in Cloudflare DNS, Cloudflare proxy, I'm under attack mode and so on. Further, ClouFlare optimizes the content of the hosted websites by minifying codes and make websites a lot faster.

Cons

Cloudflare free plan and even the business plan doesn't allow users to bring their own SSL certificates. This is a very basic and necessary feature. To upload custom SSL you need to purchase an enterprise plan with a $200/month rental, which is quite costly.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CDN, Internal Network Security, WAF. Cloudflare does it all

Reviewed 6 months ago

My overall experience with Cloudflare has been amazing. While their support can be frustrating at times with making you go around in circles understanding the issue, in the end, they get things solved, and will often pass you up the chain to their Tier 2 support to have a personal connection to try and get things sorted.

Pros

When we first used Cloudflare as our CDN, we discovered brilliance. Finally a CDN for everyone, with a freemium model to get your services round the globe at a fraction of the cost of everyone else. Be careful though, once you're in this freemium model, you're soon diving deep into all of their features where you're MORE than happy to hand over the money. From Network and Device security in Cloudflare for Teams to WAFs, easy to use page rules, Tunnelling, and optimisations for delivery across the network, you're soon using it all and using it all without the need for large IT teams to get it set up.

Cons

A few downsides, which are all related, is somethings things aren't quite working and you're not sure why. It seems the features of the system grew massively and more quickly than they were expecting and their UI and UX didn't keep up. Once you get on the chat and they explain what's going on, it's easy to fix, however for the moment, it can be confusing to try and figure it out yourself.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great AIO solution to secure all your web resources

Reviewed 2 months ago

When I came to the company, no one was engaged in the organization of security for web resources. Almost immediately I chose Cloudflare, set up this service, and since then I follow the analytics and turn on new features. We are satisfied with everything and we plan to stay further with Cloudflare.

Pros

I like the fact that the service is constantly being improved and adds new features, which allows you to abandon other services and use everything to ensure security in one place. Most of all I want to allocate 2 features - it is a CDN and protection against DDOS. It works just great.

Cons

Some settings are not in the obvious places for them, you have to google and read the documentation to reach them.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Security for Website

Reviewed a year ago

I needed to secure my new website and stumbled upon Cloudflare after searching Capterra. Connecting my site to the platform was easy since they guided me virtually every step of the way. After a while of working well, I started receiving emails about my site being down, it came up after some time, and continued in that circle for a couple of days. I just had to disconnect my site from the platform, since it was just a company blog and left it like that.

Pros

It's a good thing that you can access some of their features for free and secure your website. Their regular feedback to my email is also very communicative of them. Navigating the website is also quite easy and the follow up each step of the way helps users interact quite seamlessly with the site

Cons

As much as we want protection for our sites, we also want the site to be accessible. My website started showing a "ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS" error, to which I contacted customer support, got a quick response but could not find a solution to my problem there.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great platform to optimize website security and speed.

Reviewed 4 months ago

With hacking and phishing scams becoming a major issue around the world, you can secure your website with very little effort and cost. If you have a webhost which lacks security, signing up with Cloudlfare for free is a no-brainer.

Pros

Getting a website working with Cloudflare is as simple as changing your website's nameservers and selecting what level of security you'd like. Complete site transition can be done in less than an hour. The free plan is truly 100% free with no expiration.

Cons

Sometimes the firewall can be inconsistent/too aggressive when it comes to filtering traffic. Occasionally we get a user who said they were unable to access our website. Another separate but small con is that while you can transfer your domain names to Cloudflare at a near-wholesale cost, you cannot register new domains directly.

Cloudflare FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Cloudflare offer?

Cloudflare has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $20.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Cloudflare?

Cloudflare has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Cloudflare support?

Cloudflare supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Cloudflare offer an API?

Yes, Cloudflare has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Cloudflare integrate with?

Cloudflare integrates with the following applications:
SatisMeter, Chaossearch, Crafter CMS, Drupal, Adobe Commerce, Google Analytics 360, Jira, Webflow, Sender, Feedly, Rambox, vBulletin, tawk.to, ProveSource, SiteSpect, Rippling, Userlike, RiskIQ PassiveTotal, Amazon EC2, Backblaze, WordPress, Coralogix, Crisp, Groove.id, Buddy, Znode, Secureframe, Site Search 360, Joomla, Hostinger, Shopify


Q. What level of support does Cloudflare offer?

Cloudflare offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support

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