Cloudflare - Worth Every Penny
August 10, 2021

Cloudflare - Worth Every Penny

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cloudflare

Cloudflare accelerates secure content delivery for our customers and saved us money over our previous solution. The orange cloud (proxy) methodology of Cloudflare has saved us countless hours not having to set up Nginx to provide SSL for our CNAMEs. Cloudflare Workers helped us step up our SEO game by enabling us the ability to modify our traffic in real-time to provide just-in-time content for our customers. This enables us to be more nimble when our website's codebase is not.
  • Many free services. Able to secure websites with Cloudflare's proxy service.
  • Page rules - Crucial page redirects to extend the usefulness of your domain portfolio
  • Workers - Able to deliver full websites without needing to standup a server
  • Make sure to understand how many connections your website content has each month. Needed to renegotiate the contract upwards after 6 months as this was underestimated.
  • Workers
  • Page Rules
  • Argo Tunnels and Load Balancers
  • Access
  • Reduced CDN Spend
  • Increased speed to launch new website concepts
  • Secured employee intranet access
Cloudflare was 4x cheaper to use as our image CDN over Cloudfront for the same content in our AWS S3 bucket.

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Cloudflare is useful for both hobbyist 1 page websites and large enterprise sites.

On the free tier, you get 3 page rules which I fully utilize for 301 redirects. Cloudflare can also be set up to automatically cache your website's content thereby speeding up website delivery and responsiveness for your end-users. This has enabled us to make what would normally be slow to load ad-heavy websites be very snappy. The speed in setting this up for many domains has been a joy. That's why I recommend Cloudflare to all my friends.

On the business tier, you're able to fully take this to the next level and Argo tunneling and more to speed up your website. We found we have been able to reduce the time to stand up new website content by using Cloudflare Workers to deliver it to our customers.