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CloudFlare review by <span>Mónica Marialvy C.</span>
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"Best Analytics server for your website"

What do you like best?

With CloudFlare i can monitoring my website traffic and see how many unique visitors i have every 24 hours, where they are from and even with they search for us on any search engine.

Through this information about my website you can adapt my content to atract more users and more customers. CloudFlare guarantee that my site won't slow down due to trafict, because the offers a service of Cached Bandwidth that allows my to saved bandwidth and to do less request to my server and slow it down

What do you dislike?

The information presented is only of the pass 24 hour for more close to "real time" you must buy the pro and enterprise plans. In the free version i can only have the information about the last month (bandwidth use, requests, unique visitors, etc) but i can save it to file and download, maybe there's a option in the pay version but i don't know.

Recommendations to others considering the product

try the free version first, that way you now that you want and how much you can spend on their services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The grow of my website depends in how well i do to attract new customers, users, so i use the information about their location, how many unique users i have and how many of those users return to ajust my content and keep the visits up based on the performance (24hrs, 1 week or 1 month)

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CloudFlare review by <span>Joe J.</span>
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"CDN Power for business"

What do you like best?

Honestly, I like that you get the power of a full-fledged CDN for business or even personal projects at an affordable price. The best part is that it's more than just a CDN. Baseline firewall, DNS, caching, DDoS protection are all great services available; many on the free tier! Another great feature for us is the CMS integration for sites that use Wordpress and the caching of dynamic content. We have found this to work really well. We tried some of the internal caching products for platforms like Wordpress and found that they weren't as reliable or as fast as we wanted. They also didn't give us any caching and content delivery when the site would go through a short outage for maintenance or other reasons. Cloudflare provided this additional feature for us.

What do you dislike?

There have been some outages over the last few years and some high profile security concerns but they have shown that they are responsive and up-front with these fixing problems quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are other CDN providers out there but this one seems to be the best mix of features and affordability tiers for any size implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a CDN that was affordable for our large and small sites. The free tier was a great fit for those small sites providing some firewalling and caching for those sites. For the larger sites, we're using much more of the product and have seen substantial load reductions on our primary web servers. This has been a nice bonus for us. Lower load = higher performance.

What Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution do you use?

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CloudFlare review by <span>Vahram D.</span>
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"The best CDN for small-medium business"

What do you like best?

Easy to setup, good value for the price, many features, all you need in other words.

Obviously to feel the whole power of the service you need to be an Enterprise client, where you get lots of features that allowyou configuring CloudFlare right up to your needs. Except many features that come with Enterprise plan, you get their amazing customer success team that is always ready to help and really helpful.

What do you dislike?

DNS management UI could be much better. Right now it's really simple and is more oriented on novice users than professionals.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't have an active CDN, even just setting up Cloud Flare on the free plan is going to give a value. Being on Enterprise plan is totally worth it in my case.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content delivery and caching. Content caching helps to reduce load on origin servers, thus reducing the number of servers needed for the platform to run.

CloudFlare review by <span>Ryan E.</span>
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"A Free Plan Offering Premium Features"

What do you like best?

The free plan on CloudFlare is simply unbelievable value. For the low cost of nothing, you gain a world class CDN system which offers enterprise level security that rivals many premium, high cost solutions. The variety of features is astonishing too, with free SSL certificates, caching services and advanced analytics included also with the free plan.

What do you dislike?

It's hard to fault CloudFlare, but if I were to criticise something it would be that many of the caching features cause severe breakage to a site. For example, whenever I enable the Rocket Loader my WordPress sites are always broken in some form. However, beggars can't be choosers and these issues can simply be averted by not enabling this feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With a free product such as CloudFlare it is hard to go wrong, and is very easy to go right. It's definitely worth trying out the software for yourself and seeing how it can improve your website infrastructure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main reason we first started using CloudFlare within our business was to upgrade all of our sites to SSL effortlessly, in preparation for the new Google HTTPS stricter rules. CloudFlare served this function perfectly, saving us money on advanced SSL certificates as well as time on installing these certificates manually. Since then, we have explored the other features of CloudFlare and impressed has been an understatement. As stated earlier, the benefits of CloudFlare are simply astonishing for a free product.

CloudFlare review by <span>Christian C.</span>
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"Reliable, Affordable CDN!"

What do you like best?

CloudFlare makes it VERY simple and easy to use their Content Delivery Network which in turn speeds up your website and enhances content delivery!

What do you dislike?

There are some complications with integration that may just be beyond my personal understanding. I wish there were more free features and examples of how certain features would help my site.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perfect CDN for your website needs. Easy to get setup and going with CloudFlare. Simply plug in your website URL and their system will determine any changes or updates that you need to make. The simple DNS change is also easy to manage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to serve images from a CDN improving website speed and performance. Uptime guaranteed and delivered through SSL. The time and speed improvement make a better mobile delivery of the website as well.

CloudFlare review by <span>Michael B.</span>
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"Poor on-boarding for high volume e-com clients. "

What do you like best?

The dashboard is filled with advanced settings and easy to read information.

There is a decent amount of FAQ and Help pages

What do you dislike?

On-boarding support is non-existent. If you have an issue setting things up expect a period of extended downtime.

Ticket responses are inconsistent. Sometimes a reply within 5-10 minutes. Other times up to 50 minutes for a response.

A definite push to getting people onto Enterprise plans despite the jump from Business to Enterprise being $200 - $5000 per month simply so you can access telephone support. Perhaps that is why the rest of the support is so poor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would carefully consider how much downtime you might expect when switching.

You will have to balance

1) Doing the downtime during day-time when support is more responsive but when your customers may be online

2) Doing the downtime out of ours when support is almost non-existent.

You should also consider any other integrations or API's going to your server. For example Linnworks seems to have an issue talking to your server through Cloudflare without additional rules being set up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing yet. After first day we have had to disable the kit as it was not functioning properly.

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