CloudFlare is a content distribution network (CDN) that protects, optimizes and speeds up your website. When you sign up, your website automatically joins the CloudFlare community of websites and all your web traffic is diverted through the intelligent CloudFlare global network. The result is a better performing, always available website that is protected against all attacks.
Setting up CloudFlare for your website takes less than five minutes, and does not require any new hardware, software, or coding changes. The service is designed to be scalable in that the more webmasters that join the CloudFlare community, the faster and more efficient the system will be, and the more protected the web will become.
Major CloudFlare Customers:
CloudFlare has a customer base of over 1,500,000 websites, including Imgur, People’s Choice, Luxury Link, The Franklin Mint, Teal Networks, Zopim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Bay Lights, and FounderLY.
CloudFlare Pricing & Products:
The CloudFlare pricing model is tiered, with different prices for different plans. CloudFlare doesn’t bill for bandwidth usage, and you can upgrade or downgrade easily between plans. Users can even have multiple websites using a different plan for each one.
|CloudFlare Free||Speeds up your website, offers broad-spectrum security protection, and provides useful statistics about the visitors to your site.||Free|
|CloudFlare Pro||With this solution, your website will perform faster and you’ll get insight into what is going on with your site, as well as SSL, mobile optimizations, web application firewall, and real-time stats.||$20/month for the first website; each subsequent website is $5 per site/month|
|CloudFlare Business||In addition to all Pro features, you also be given the ability to customize fully. There is a 100% uptime guarantee, Railgun web optimization, advanced denial of service attack mitigation, and more.||$200/month per website|
|CloudFlare Enterprise||This plan has all the Business features plus a setup consultation, 24/7 phone support, dedicated account management, an SLA of 2500%, and more.||Average price is $5,000 per month (need to call sales for an accurate quote)|
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By Hadas Bergman