Cloudflare Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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Consultant
WordPress Developer & Consultant at a tech services company

What is most valuable?

CloudFlare offers some of the most amazing features when it comes to optimizing websites & for its security for free, and all at the domain level. They were able to truly disrupt the market because prior to them, only enterprises had... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As mentioned, it helps me manage DNS records for more than 100 domains with ease. It helps in web page optimization & helps keep the website secure. If it was not for CloudFlare, I would have to hire a dedicated resource to manage all... more»

What needs improvement?

CloudFlare is an innovative company and certainly the thought leaders in their industry. They're constantly improving their product, releasing new features, partnering with various service providers to offer add-ons. Personally, I think... more»
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Real User
Ui Developer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

These are some of the valuable features: * Free 15 year SSL certificates (I used to need to pay for these). * Spam protection to help prevent spam and unnecessary bot traffic. * Edge caching on a CDN. This is nice for WordPress sites. I can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Once a domain's name servers have been pointed to CloudFlare, you never have to worry about DNS propagation. This would be the case, for example, if you wanted to point a domain to a different EC2/digital ocean instance.

What needs improvement?

In that sense, it's marketing that could use some improvement. It is hard to call your own product a "necessity", but I truly believe that it, or something like it, is a necessity. Without it, you are risking higher costs, more spam, more... more»
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Real User
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The API gives us the ability to remote control our DNS settings. With many platforms, such as PF-Sense integrating with CloudFlare, it’s an invaluable tool for things such as Dynamic DNS, Let’s Encrypt DNS-01 Challenge, or even as a rapid... more»

How has it helped my organization?

CloudFlare made it easier for us to manage our client’s DNS. With their outstanding UI, we have been able to reduce human errors and get a better overview of our DNS and security.

What needs improvement?

* We need templates and profiles badly for the whole setup and multi-user support with rights management. * They need to fix their extensions and integrations faster. * They need to add more sub-level API keys.
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Real User
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

I have used the cache feature of CloudFlare CDN. CloudFlare is very easy to set up for my site domain. It is very easy to maintain. CloudFlare flushes the cache immediately, which is not supported by some of the other CDN networks such as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

No comments, because I am using it only for creating a cache flushing tool that will work on Adobe Experience Manger (AEM).

What needs improvement?

There are some features missing or might not be visible to me as I am using its free website plan. These features are: * CloudFlare doesn't provide the cache flush history. I.e., I am not able to find out the URL information of those I have... more»
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Real User
Manager - Web Development at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 15 2017

What is most valuable?

* Provides a very easy DNS management: Allows you to create various sub-domains and A-record management * Handy interface with one-click to switch the service on and off * Global coverage supports the DNS queries with its load balancing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We use the DNS management for all of our domains. It brings all websites under the umbrella of CloudFlare. * We no longer require any other security levels, as all websites under CloudFlare wrappers are secure with DDoS protection. * We do... more»

What needs improvement?

For DDoS protection and website downtime, it would be nice to have a feature to provide email/SMS alerts that can be implemented like Pingdom and other solutions.
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CloudFlare offers some of the most amazing features when it comes to optimizing websites & for its security for free, and all at the domain level. They were able to truly disrupt the market because prior to them, only enterprises had access to such features. They offer free CDN to all websites. These are the following features that I use all the time: * Content delivery network: CloudFlare caches all the static resources such as JavaScript & CSS on their servers and delivers them to the website visitors directly from their server. Because their network is spread across the world, it takes much less time to deliver these resources, thus improving the page load time, user experience and it saves bandwidth for the server too, in turn saving few hundred dollars/year and all for free. * Security: They offer basic security features at all levels, including the free ones. However, with each plan, the level of security differs. The free plan is less aggressive in terms of security, but does a pretty decent job considering that it offers Captcha to website visitors if they feel threatened. This ensures that only humans or real traffic passes to the website and not the automated bots. It also offers web application firewall & DDoS protection, although they are available only for paid accounts. * DNS zone manager: Because CloudFlare offers all of the optimization & security features at the domain level, it offers an excellent interface to manage DNS records. It's fast, intuitive and makes DNS management pretty easy. I manage more than 100 domains and I find no issues while managing everything. * Flexible SSL: One of the best features of CloudFlare is that it offers a flexible certificate for all plans. That means, even if the webserver doesn't have an SSL certificate, CloudFlare enables webmasters to deliver resources over SSL. * Page rules: Page rules give you the ability to take various actions based on the page's URL, such as creating redirects, fine tuning caching behavior, or enabling and disabling their various services. The plan level decides how many page rules you can create; the free plan provides three page rules and personally I've never had to use more than that. Using these rules, I implement flexible SSL on all my & my clients’ websites. Furthermore, it allows you to do much more than that.
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What is Cloudflare?

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.

Cloudflare customers

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.

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