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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Route 53

With Amazon Route 53, one can create and manage public DNS records. Using the easy to use and simple web interface it lets you get started in minutes. One can provide controlled access to the hosted zone by using the AWS IAM service. IAM can be used to control who in the team can create and make changes to your DNS records.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

Excellent for managing server loads and site speed for our clients. Most would have to buy bigger hosting packages to handle their busy days, but CloudFlare picks up the traffic and reduces the burden on the server. Most clients can rely on smaller hosting accounts to keep their sites up.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Route 53

  • Route53's UI is quite simple and can be understood and manipulated within minutes of introduction.
  • Route53 is globally scalable and customizable, allowing you to set intuitive fail overs and routing based on latency, location, random, or set policies.
  • With AWS-hosted infrastructure, Route53 allows for a special set of alias records with extended privileges to simplify your DNS solution.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

  • Security: Cloudflare keeps our website safe from DDoS attacks and other malicious traffic.
  • CDN: Cloudflare caches our website content, increasing our website's reliability and reducing server load. This saves on bandwidth costs from web servers.
  • Registrar: We can migrate domains to Cloudflare, though they don't currently allow the purchase of new domain names. The benefit of this is cheaper renewal fees and fewer systems involved in managing our domains.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Route 53

  • Price, it is not expensive ... but you can find some cheaper and even free DNS solutions.
  • If you use non-AWS infrastructure, Route 53 doesn't have significant advantages on other services.
  • AWS Route 53 does not support forwarding or conditional forwarding options for domains used on an on-premise network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

  • Multiple Users - It would be great to be able to have multiple users on one account.
  • Itemized Cache - Would love to see a list of files that have been cached by CloudFlare's CDN and when they will expire. Also nice to optionally remove one or more files from the cache.
Joey Yax | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Amazon Route 53 is designed well, with individual domains easily configurable, and with the current state available at a glance. The UI does have scaling issues, but they are at scales most companies will not encounter. The tooling surrounding Route 53 in AWS is very good and makes use of Route 53 for many features.
Matthew Lauber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

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Support Rating

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.5
Based on 9 answers
The product is simple enough that the docs and the UI stand on their own. Its one of the least confusing (/most intuitive) AWS products. As with all Amazon products, don't expect strong email or human support-- you're going to be using their documentation. If you need a human to guide you through the DNS process, you should consider a tool like CloudFlare or NameCheap; if you're a developer, Route53 is where you want to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 8.1
Based on 13 answers
  • We've been using a free plan, so we know that we aren't a priority on their list, but we had a severe issue in just one project, and they weren't able to help us with that.
  • We had to remove that website from Cloudflare and use another service since they couldn't help us, and they took a long time to respond to our inquiries.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Route 53

GoDaddy is fine if you just want to have a domain and set up a few simple records. But if part of your business is transferring domains and constantly updating records for new websites, email changes, and security, then a registrar-based DNS service just won't cut it. Route 53 has the tools for an advanced user who wants more control to avoid pitfalls of transfer downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

We selected them at the time based on the service offered and the need to distribute website content in different various locations. But in the end our in house solutions have worked out much better and using simple replication our data is sent out from seven geographical locations and works BETTER than anything CF had offered or currently does.
Robert Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Route 53

  • Kept our domains running, no issues with downtime or affecting our end customers.
  • Enabled us to save time running static websites via routing a domain to an S3 Bucket.
  • With various time to live settings, we're able to make DNS changes and have them go live pretty quickly.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

  • Our business has online presences to reassure our customers, not to gain new ones, so the actual ROI is smaller than for most other people.
  • CloudFlare is super easy to use so I can make adjustments on the fly.
  • Safety and security is important and I don't have to worry about a lot of things due to CloudFlare.
Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Route 53

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Route 53 Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.401
Queries$0.602
  1. Per Zone Per Month
  2. Per Million Queries
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Cloudflare

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cloudflare Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Pro$202
Business$2002
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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