Not to be confused with Amazon Cloudfront, CloudFlare is a San Francisco-based CDN provider founded in 2009.
The company offers a Free plan, which includes a CloudFlare issued SSL certificate. The features included in the Free plan are basic; more become available to Pro, Business and Enterprise customers.
CloudFlare, together with Akamai, Fastly, Highwinds, Level3 and EdgeCast, is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. As part of the collaboration, 30 CloudFlare points-of-presence (PoPs) are directly connected to the Google Cloud infrastructure. When a content request comes in from a Google Cloud origin it will route directly through the interconnect between both parties rather than through the public Internet. As a result, latency is reduced for origin requests. Clients using Google Cloud also receive a discount to their egress traffic.
|Purge All||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Instant Purge||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Control panel||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Origin Push||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
|Origin Pull||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Origin Shield||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|GZIP Compression||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Custom Rules||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|SPDY Protocol||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Raw Access Logs||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Real time statistics||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Online signup||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Feature fully supported by Cloudflare|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
|Support||Email support (free), Phone support (Paid)|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
|RTMP Streaming||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
|Storage||Feature not supported by Cloudflare|
Via the website, customers can sign up to three different plans: Free, Pro and Business. Enterprise customers can get in touch with the sales team.
Listed prices range from a fixed fee of $20 (Pro) to $200 (Business) per month. Bigger plans include more features and customisation options.
As long as customers comply with the CloudFlare Terms of Service, the company does not limit bandwidth. In other words, customers are not charged extra for data traffic over the CDN.
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A|