Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cloudflare, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, provides DDoS and bot mitigation security for business domains, as well as a content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF).
$20
per month
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Pro
$20
per month
Business
$200
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Contact sales team
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudflareWordPress
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CloudflareWordPress
Considered Both Products
Cloudflare
Chose Cloudflare
We have also looked into Securi Platform for WordPress. It has nice features that are comparable but the pricing model was less compatible with our organization. The SiteGround plugins for WordPress also helped with caching, but it could not compare to Cloudflare on speed. We …
Chose Cloudflare
Cloudflare is a powerful and effective tool for DNS management on WordPress websites. It offers several advantages over Sucuri, including enhanced speed, advanced security features, improved user experience and better customization options. We use Sucuri only when we have …
Chose Cloudflare
Cloudflare is easier to use and more user friendly. It is really a great tool for average users. It's convenient and fast to use. I really like it better than other tools out there. It is superior in many ways. Really one of the best CDNs out there by far.
Chose Cloudflare
Akamai and Edgecast/Verizon are way over-priced, and also require hassling sales people to negotiate prices, and cloudflare just has their prices posted, and don't require a multi-year contract, etc.
StackPath is a regular CDN provider, and is probably cheaper than Cloudflare …
Chose Cloudflare
Haven't used any alternative CDN, we did use Plesk to manage our server now, though, what replaced Cloudflare (new server), we also use the Free Let´s Encrypt SSL for the certificate (that was the reason we first tried Cloudflare), also the Nginx reverse proxy managed by Plesk. …
Chose Cloudflare
I've used Cloudflare almost since the beginning, 8+ years. I don't have any experience with other platforms as Cloudflare is simple, easy, and cost-effective. Cloudflare offers tremendous value in its free plan. The vast majority of our clients are on the free plan but for some …
Chose Cloudflare
We use CloudFront in combination with Cloudflare on some of our sites where the content is stored on AWS servers. It works well together as long as the records are set up properly. Ultimately we use Cloudflare as an easier solution to integrate with and one that is bulletproof …
Chose Cloudflare
Amazon CloudFront is a higher level CDN. It can require a bit more expertise and take some extra time to get working, but can provide better performance results. It can replace some of CloudFlare's functionality or be integrated with it. We often use CloudFlare for smaller …
WordPress
Chose WordPress
It's the best option for hosting a blog on a website where you can also integrate all major marketing tools and platforms. WordPress gives you [the] freedom to use whatever tool works best for you and integrate it with your website and blog. It makes tracking, measuring, and …
Chose WordPress
Joomla - which did not have a stable product.
HubSpot - which says it has a CMS but does not.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CloudflareWordPress
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Cloudflare
-
Ratings
WordPress
8.3
127 Ratings
2% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.3127 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Cloudflare
-
Ratings
WordPress
6.5
104 Ratings
17% below category average
API00 Ratings6.494 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.679 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Cloudflare
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Ratings
WordPress
8.0
133 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings7.3121 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.7131 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.1128 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.4130 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.5129 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.4125 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.4104 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Cloudflare
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Ratings
WordPress
7.9
131 Ratings
7% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings6.7113 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.1118 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings7.5100 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.5121 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings8.6120 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Divi
Divi
Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 9.0 out of 10
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 9.0 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudflareWordPress
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(160 ratings)
8.9
(169 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(4 ratings)
9.4
(36 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(8 ratings)
9.6
(16 ratings)
Availability
9.4
(2 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
9.4
(2 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(129 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.7
(2 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.3
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudflareWordPress
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudflare
It is easy to set up, and within 10 minutes it is up and running. You can add many domains in one dashboard. So no need for a separate Cloudflare account. I can access all my domain DNS, and customize/add it further. For example by adding the Google Webmaster DNS key or my email provider.
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Automattic
If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
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Pros
Cloudflare
  • Registrar and DNS services are impeccable, with registrations done at cost and without ADs. DNS services setting standards for speed of resolution.
  • DDOS protection. With their content distribution network to back them they have the bandwidth and tools to be both proactive and reactive to bad actors.
  • WAF - Their Web Application Firewall helps mitigate common site vulnerabilities and has active zero-day protection running for breaking exploits
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Automattic
  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
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Cons
Cloudflare
  • In some cases, using Cloudflare can actually lead to slower website speeds if the network is congested or if the website's traffic is particularly heavy.
  • Some website owners may find that the level of customization offered by Cloudflare is limited, especially in comparison to other solutions.
  • While Cloudflare is easy to set up and manage, it may be too complex for users who are not familiar with web technologies.
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Automattic
  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare
lower cost
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Automattic
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
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Usability
Cloudflare
Everything is extremely concise and all settings apply immediately and take effect globally. There is no reason to explicitly plan/think in terms of individual regions as one would have to traditional cloud offerings (AWS, OCI, Azure). All Cloudflare products integrate seamless as part of a single pipeline that executes from request to response.
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Automattic
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
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Reliability and Availability
Cloudflare
In 6+ years of relying on Cloudflare, I think we experienced one or two brief outages that were Cloudflare's fault.
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Automattic
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
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Performance
Cloudflare
Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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Automattic
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site. If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
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Support Rating
Cloudflare
We really like to talk to a person on the phone or using chat. But the system is very slow and sending to much email to get the issue solve. Something we don't like to spend time writing on the community forum our issue because we don't want to share detail information of our POC.
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Automattic
WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
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In-Person Training
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
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Online Training
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Automattic
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
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Implementation Rating
Cloudflare
Very well executed implementation where our team was able to handle the implementation with guidance.
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Automattic
WordPress is not a great solution if you have: 1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements. 2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure. 3) Multiple sites you need to manage. For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
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Alternatives Considered
Cloudflare
Firebase can be a good starter for basic projects but as I scaled up, I found it lacking the maturity Cloudflare has. Naturaly, I opted for Cloudflare for bigger projects. I still use Firebase, but for small scale hobby projects only.
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Automattic
We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
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Scalability
Cloudflare
They are built for scale and have the capacity to handle all the traffic we could ever expect to get.
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Automattic
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus. Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc. The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc. The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
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Return on Investment
Cloudflare
  • A lot of requests are cached and so egress costs from downstream providers are mitigated.
  • DDoS protection has also managed to keep our site up and our cloud computing bill down.
  • Setting up a proxy with a worker made putting various Google Cloud Functions running behind a single URL very easy and performant. Plus they offer API Shield on top of this.
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Automattic
  • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
  • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
  • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
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