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sumodirjo
Real User
Senior Site Infrastructure Engineer at Kurungsiku
Jun 30 2017

What do you think of Cloudflare?

What is most valuable?

- DNS Management - CDN - Page rules

How has it helped my organization?

- Easier DNS management via API - Easier http to https redirect using page rules

What needs improvement?

Several features that I think is essential is not available in the free and business package. One of them is multi users. Multi users and multi API key is important for organizations in any size.

For how long have I used the solution?

2-3 years

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is straightforward and guided by Cloudflare. NS changes for new site is easy. For existing NS migrated to Cloudflare, user must recheck current DNS records to ensure all records already available in Cloudflare.

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

So far I use…
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 with one-click to switch the service on and off *… 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… 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.

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 when you weight it against time and cost.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 will instantly help you to secure and optimize… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before selecting CloudFlare, we looked at Amazon products. Although AWS provides a range of services and is a standardized platform, I found CloudFlare to be a much easier… more»
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Consultant
WordPress Developer & Consultant at a tech services company
Feb 14 2017

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… 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… 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… more»

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

Most small businesses should be good with their free plan. However, as website traffic & business grows, I think one should invest in their paid plans. It's worth every… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was using MaxCDN for content delivery network services, but have never looked back as CloudFlare offers the same feature for free.

What other advice do I have?

Use the page rules and flexible SSL, for sure. If you have an e-commerce portal, then implement the full SSL support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.
Vendor
Online Marketing & Development Manager at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 15 2017

What is most valuable?

DNS Management is the most valuable feature of the product on the free plan, and the CDN options are robust on the business plan.

How has it helped my organization?

It offers single-point DNS management for all of the company’s domains that might be registered with different registrars. Refreshing the site cache is very fast and easy… more»

What needs improvement?

With CDN loads, sometimes we get an error that the host server is unavailable when the connection between CloudFlare and the server timed out. But now, we get the always… more»

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

If you are mid-size company, go straight to the business plan. great ROI.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are simultaneously using Akamai, which is sometimes too robust for us, much harder to configure and costs a lot more. CloudFlare is very user friendly, UX-wise and… more»

What other advice do I have?

CloudFlare provides an answer to a variety of issues, so it gives you very high value for your money. If you are not sure, take it for a test run; it’s free.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are also using AKAMAI, see my previous comment on that.
Vendor
Business process Advisor for RTP at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 03 2015

What do you think of Cloudflare?

Subscribing to Cloudflare (from its website) means changing your nameserver IPs and your web server IPs.  Many people don't understand issues related to using the Cloudflare service: Those people who want to hide: In fact, Cloudflare is used by many people who want to hide the IP of their web servers from local authorities, governments or customers. That's why the Russian government threatens to block all the websites hosted on Cloudflare. Cloudflare at some point didn't cooperate with the Russian authorities and refused to provide the real web servers IP behind Cloudflare who violated the Russian law.  http://rkn.gov.ru/news/rsoc/news24880.htm Article in english As governments become more and more efficient at blocking websites, we may see in the future this kind…

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