Cloudflare Pros and Cons

Cloudflare Pros

BrahmanggiAditya
Technical Engineer at a tech services company
The most valuable feature of Cloudflare is that it has a free version. They give us the free version with the anti-DDoS features and also the load balancing solution.
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SeniorDed805
Senior Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
When using services like Heroku, Cloudflare is very useful for CNAME flattening. I also use it for their end-to-end SSL with TLS authentication on nginx for securing servers.
Centralized, full-featured DNS.
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Marshall Malone
Senior SEO Strategist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The simplicity of the overall dashboard makes it a great product for a user like me who has less understanding of the internet than a developer or other more technical people. It gives me peace of mind. I also love the easy customization of the Page Rules.
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Shane LeBlanc
IT Service Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Cloudflare allows us to self-host services such as Rocket.Chat and Node-RED, in high-availability mode, thanks to round robin DNS which allows us to share one hostname between our two locations.
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XiaofengLiu
User at bitmart
The technical support is good.
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Cloudflare Cons

BrahmanggiAditya
Technical Engineer at a tech services company
If they improve on the placement of their data centers, it would be better. I'm living in a remote area. I would like to connect to them without any kind of lag.
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Tch32Dr8392
Technical Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I think the APIs are a little bit hard for us to work with. The APIs could be more open so that we could integrate better with our SolarWinds or our monitoring solution.
The reporting can definitely be improved to offer a lot more explanation on something that may have happened or has actually happened.
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SeniorDed805
Senior Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sometimes their more advanced caching tools can cause higher first-byte times and problems with JavaScript.
They lack a good way to manage DNS as a company, since everything is relegated to single account logins until you get to the higher levels. They have come out with a paid feature to remedy this, but I have not had a chance to fully review it yet to know if it fixes the access problem.
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Marshall Malone
Senior SEO Strategist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
One area of improvement is in the Access Rules. Hypothetically, if we wanted to block or challenge traffic outside of the United States, the only way to currently do that (as far as I know) is to enter every single country outside of the United States. That could be a labor intensive job. A solution could be to enable users to create a rule where traffic is only allowed within a certain country.
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XiaofengLiu
User at bitmart
The product support needs to be accessible from more places, a wider area of coverage.
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