Fast, Global Content Delivery Network

Cloudflare has built the next generation Content Delivery Network. Our platform was designed and built to integrate emerging technologies to ensure our customers receive the most advanced protocols on the web; today and tomorrow.

We have built a global network designed to optimize security, performance and reliability, without the bloat of legacy technologies. The result is a CDN that is easy to setup, more affordable, and performs better than any CDN you’ve tried before.

The Cloudflare CDN

Cloudflare caches your content across our global network, bringing it closer to visitors from every region.

Flat Bandwidth Pricing

With Cloudflare’s content delivery network, you’ll never be charged for bandwidth. This means predictable monthly bills, regardless of the amount of traffic served from our edge.

Enhanced End-to-End Reachability

Peering has become a core requirement of the global Internet. Removing an intermediary network that’s in the path of a DDoS attack can actually help keep the Internet operating cleanly. Plus, it gets your content closer to your visitors to provide a faster experience. At Cloudflare, we are dedicated to peering. So much so that we joined our 100th Internet Exchange point in January of 2016 and now peer at 150+ locations.

Faster and More Secure in China and Around the World

Cloudflare and Baidu have partnered to make Internet applications faster and more secure in China and around the world. The result is a significant increase in availability for China traffic and over 30% decrease in latency.


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Cloudflare's China data centers

Technology Built for Modern Cloud Computing

Cloudflare has designed its CDN without the legacy of the last 15 years. Our proprietary technology was built to continuously adapt and integrate emerging technologies to meet future needs of everyone’s Internet properties.

Newest and Most Efficient Hardware

Cloudflare has exclusively used SSDs from the beginning to significantly reduce power consumption while increasing read performance.

Setting Up Our Data Centers to Scale

Cloudflare deploys smaller footprints in more locations. This allows us to take advantage of innovative deployment, power, and cooling strategies. As a result, we have been able to optimize the processing of high volumes of traffic through our network.

By default, Cloudflare only caches static files. However, Page Rules can be utilized to set more files as cacheable. With Enterprise features like Query String Sort, Cloudflare will first sort the query strings in a URL into a deterministic order before checking cache for the resource or requesting it from the origin. This feature is especially useful for API servers, which often rely heavily on multiple query string arguments.

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network powers our DNS and other services. With Anycast, multiple machines can share the same IP address. When a request is sent to an Anycast IP address, routers will direct it to the machine on the network that is closest.

Anycast allows us to save significant network latency while creating an extremely resilient network. The nature of Cloudflare's Anycast network is that we inherently increase the surface area to absorb such an attack. A distributed botnet will have a portion of its denial of service traffic absorbed by each of our points-of-presence.

With built-in load balancing and automatic failover, the Cloudflare network has been designed to withstand losing 50% of the network without impacting service availability. Customers who sign up for our Business or Enterprise plans also receive a 100% uptime SLA.

How Can Cloudflare Offer a Free Service?

Cloudflare believes that anything connected to the Internet should be fast. Because of Cloudflare’s technology, we’ve been able to build a CDN that is available to any website online.

From the beginning, we worked to minimize the costs of serving every byte. Wherever possible, we use our own custom-built systems that are designed for this purpose. We buy our bandwidth through the wholesale market, which means we’re paying for the size of our pipe, not for each byte we serve through it.

We also peer with other networks wherever possible in order to drive the cost of bandwidth as close to zero as possible. We never charge for bandwidth and are committed to always offering a FREE version of Cloudflare with at least today’s feature set. Cloudflare’s premium plans offer even better services at reasonable prices. We hope you love the service and choose to upgrade.

Setting Up Cloudflare Is Easy

Set up a domain in less than 5 minutes. Keep your hosting provider. No code changes required.

Cloudflare Pricing

Everyone’s Internet application can benefit from using Cloudflare.
Pick a plan that fits your needs.

Free $ 0 /mo per website
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For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.

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The Free Plan includes all of these features:
  • Limited DDoS protection
  • Global CDN
  • Shared SSL certificate
  • 3 page rules
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PRO $ 20 /mo per website
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For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.

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The Pro Plan includes all of these features:
  • Basic web application firewall (WAF) with Cloudflare rulesets
  • Image optimizations with Polish™
  • Mobile optimizations with Mirage™
  • I'm Under Attack™ mode
  • 20 page rules
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BUSINESS $ 200 /mo per website
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For small eCommerce websites and businesses requiring advanced security and performance, PCI compliance, and prioritized support.

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The Business Plan includes all of these features:
  • Advanced DDoS protection
  • Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with 25 custom rulesets
  • Custom SSL certificate upload
  • PCI compliance thanks to TLS 1.2 only mode and WAF
  • Accelerate delivery of dynamic content with Railgun™
  • Prioritized support
  • 50 page rules
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For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, 24/7/365 emergency support, and guaranteed uptime across one or more Internet assets.

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The Enterprise Plan includes all of these features:
  • 24/7/365 enterprise-grade phone and email support
  • 100% uptime guarantee with 25x reimbursement SLA
  • Advanced DDoS protection with prioritized IP ranges
  • Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with unlimited custom rulesets
  • Multiuser role-based account access
  • Multiple custom SSL certificate uploads
  • Access to raw logs
  • Dedicated solution and customer success engineers
  • Access to China CDN points of presence (Additional Cost)
  • 100 page rules
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Free

$ 0 / mo
 
For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.

Pro

$ 20 / mo
per domain
For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.
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Business

$ 200 / mo
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Enterprise

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For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, 24/7/365 emergency support, and guaranteed uptime across one or more Internet assets.

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Read our OkCupid, ZenDesk, and Eurovision case studies to learn more about CloudFlare CDN.