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Raphael Rafatpanah
Real User
Ui Developer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2017

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… 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… more»

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I recommend the free plan for most users.

What other advice do I have?

Ask for guidance from someone who has done it before.
Sebastian Adlercreutz
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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

* We need templates and profiles badly for the whole setup and multi-user support with rights management. * They need to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We don’t have advice, since we mostly rely on their free services such as DNS hosting. In general, their pricing is fair… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had many previous solutions and that’s why we switched.

What other advice do I have?

* Never put your eggs in one basket. Make sure that you have a contingency plan for DNS. * Make sure that you can rapidly… more»
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Ryan Pellette
Consultant
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The dashboard is very well thought out, giving useful information and providing easy access to useful functionality I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloudflare has made management of my website much easier by combining various functions in one platform without… more»

What needs improvement?

This is a very minor thing since I can't think of many ways for them to improve: It looks like they don't support as many… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost for all services I have researched in Cloudflare is straightforward, and they don't include hidden fees. I'm not a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I switched to Cloudflare from GoDaddy because Cloudflare promoted "at cost" domains.

What other advice do I have?

I encourage anyone interested in holistic internet service delivery solutions to check out Cloudflare. They have nice… more»
Tch32Dr8392
Real User
Technical Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Convenient Ease of deployment

How has it helped my organization?

Provides peace of mind. We do not have to do things over and over, or double check their work, or worry about what could have happened due to a… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think the pricing is competitive. I think as far as licensing is concerned it's pretty straightforward because it's based on domain. It's just… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to review exactly what you need and talk to different people to understand the potential advantages and pitfalls of implementing… more»
Aum e Hani
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… 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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I haven’t gone through the other pricing plans. For the services I am using, it is a bit expensive. It is worth the price… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I did not use any previous solution. In fact, I searched for a few and selected CloudFlare.

What other advice do I have?

If someone is looking for a secure and optimized wrapper over an open website, I would suggest CloudFlare services. It… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Centralized, full-featured DNS.

How has it helped my organization?

I have not used it at my current organization, but in the past I have used it to bring enterprise-grade features to my… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes their more advanced caching tools can cause higher first-byte times and problems with JavaScript. They also lack… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You can get a lot out of the lower accounts.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used a couple of different solutions like Incapsula, CloudFront, and Akamai, but for different projects, not before… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product is good for simple things, but you may need other tools for more fine-grained control of specific portions.
Marshall Malone
Real User
Senior SEO Strategist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I manage these websites independently within my organization and, with exception of a third-party vendor, I am the only one that has access to our Cloudflare account. It helps me… more»

What needs improvement?

I will say, in the years I have used Cloudflare, one thing I love is the constant improvements and developments being made. One area of improvement is in the Access Rules… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Cloudflare a nine out of 10. I haven’t used any other solutions that might compete with Cloudflare, so I am a bit biased, but for ease of use, features, and cost… more»
Monica S. Flores
Real User
Principal Web Developer, Managing Director at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Easy cache management for pages on a high traffic Drupal site, due to seasonal performance spikes. This service is helpful for our small technical… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have specific high-visibility "campaigns" that are scheduled about every six weeks, and the rest of the time our site is quieter. We've used… more»

What needs improvement?

I think it would be more helpful to have either user-submitted or Cloudflare-produced documentation, samples, or examples of situations. We had to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is a good choice for sites that require multiple types of users and multiple types of content (e.g. Drupal sites) with thousands, or… more»

What other advice do I have?

They have a few introductory screencasts for people just getting started, which is helpful. I've now implemented CloudFlare on three new projects… more»
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