4.8
Overall rating
Reviews

4.8
Overall rating
Reviews

About Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a cloud-based web performance and security tool, which helps firms in the public and private sectors with protection and speed acceleration of websites applications and other internet services against hackers. Designed for businesses of all sizes, the platform provides solutions for professional websites, portfolios, blogs, small to midsize e-commerce companies, and businesses requiring enterprise-grade security and network performance. Cloudflare’s comprises mainly of a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which helps boost performance of internet applications and mobile experiences. Internet properties provided by software routes all traffic through its secure global network enabling improved customer engagement. Other services include SQL injection protection, web application firewall, load balancing, Argo smart routing, local storage caching, rocket loader and cross-site scripting. Cloudflare uses Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), which ensures the link between website information and web server. Software comes with free version for individuals and monthly subscriptions for professionals.
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Cloudflare pricing

Cloudflare has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Cloudflare paid version starts at USD 20.00/month.

Starting Price:
USD 20.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

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Cloudflare Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 464 View all reviews
Zack
Zack
  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 31/03/2022

Great AIO solution to secure all your web resources

When I came to the company, no one was engaged in the organization of security for web resources. Almost immediately I chose Cloudflare, set up this service, and since then I follow the analytics and turn on new features. We are satisfied with everything and we plan to stay further with Cloudflare.

Pros

I like the fact that the service is constantly being improved and adds new features, which allows you to abandon other services and use everything to ensure security in one place. Most of all I want to allocate 2 features - it is a CDN and protection against DDOS. It works just great.

Cons

Some settings are not in the obvious places for them, you have to google and read the documentation to reach them.

Reasons for Switching to Cloudflare

It's all-in-one solution to organize comprehensive security for your company
Sarah
Sarah
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 20/01/2022

Great platform to optimize website security and speed.

With hacking and phishing scams becoming a major issue around the world, you can secure your website with very little effort and cost. If you have a webhost which lacks security, signing up with Cloudlfare for free is a no-brainer.

Pros

Getting a website working with Cloudflare is as simple as changing your website's nameservers and selecting what level of security you'd like. Complete site transition can be done in less than an hour.

The free plan is truly 100% free with no expiration.

Cons

Sometimes the firewall can be inconsistent/too aggressive when it comes to filtering traffic. Occasionally we get a user who said they were unable to access our website.

Another separate but small con is that while you can transfer your domain names to Cloudflare at a near-wholesale cost, you cannot register new domains directly.

Alternatives Considered

Fastly

Reasons for Switching to Cloudflare

We never ended up trying Fastly because Cloudflare offered everything we needed at no cost.
Jack
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 13/06/2024

Slick and Reliable

Pros

What I liked most about Cloudflare is its robust security features, especially the DDoS protection and SSL/TLS encryption, which significantly enhanced my website's security. The global CDN improved load times, and the intuitive dashboard with detailed analytics made management straightforward.

Cons

What I liked least about Cloudflare is the occasional complexity in configuring advanced features. While the basic setup is straightforward, some advanced settings can be confusing and require a steep learning curve. Additionally, customer support response times can sometimes be slow, which can be frustrating when dealing with urgent issues.

Karambir
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
4
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
2

3
Reviewed on 12/06/2023

Cloudflare...has lost its luster

Cloudflare has evolved from a simple tool to guarantee 24/7 availability and quick response time. When I compared it to QUIC.cloud and LiteSpeed, I found it did not perform as well.

Pros

Cloudflare provides a number of features that are important/essential for small business websites (DNS management, caching, SSL, etc.)

Cons

Overly complex and increasingly expensive without achieving optimal performance and 24/7 guarantees.

Onur
Onur
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 02/05/2024

Cloudflare Review

My overall experience with Cloudflare is very good. Cloudflare really helps us on exposing and securing our applications.

Pros

We are using Cloudflare as loadbalancer and CDN provider. The services that Cloudflare providing is very stable and secure.

Cons

The live customer support process can be enhanced. When the production system is impaired, we need someone to talk to immediately.

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