Cloudflare offers ultra-fast static and dynamic content delivery over our global edge network. Exercise precise control over how your content is cached, reduce bandwidth costs, and take advantage of built-in unmetered DDoS protection.
Cloudflare has built an expansive global network of data centers that cache static content closer to users, and deliver dynamic content over the fastest and most reliable private backbone links.
The Cloudflare network is API-first, allowing customers to easily automate workflows with highly granular control over how content is cached and purged. With Cloudflare Workers, customers can easily customize caching based on their application needs.
Caching content on the Cloudflare network reduces the need to source content from the origin, reducing costs. Additionally, shared customers of Cloudflare partners are entitled to significantly discounted cloud egress fees with the Bandwidth Alliance.
Cloudflare supports approximately 25 million internet properties, and intelligently routes content requests on its network along the fastest path using Argo Smart Routing. Traffic can also be load balanced across multiple origins, using proximity and network latency to determine the most efficient destination for each request.
Cloudflare lets you apply advanced control over how content is cached on its network. Page Rules let you specify particular behavior for individual URLs, including what gets cached and for how long. The Cloudflare Cache API lets customers have more control over how content is cached, and improves cache hit ratios with advanced routing and URL canonicalization.
Caching content on Cloudflare's network reduces the number of requests to an origin by serving static content from a Cloudflare data center, minimizing bandwidth consumption.
Cloudflare offers predictable bandwidth pricing, with no surge pricing when you get attacked. Customers hosting their websites with Cloudflare partners can reduce or completely eliminate data egress costs from their hosting provider to Cloudflare when dynamic content is requested.
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Cloudflare offers a rich ecosystem of performance and security services tuned specifically for video. Cloudflare’s global anycast network ensures fast video delivery, with shorter video startup times and reduced buffering, no matter where your visitors are located. Features such as Concurrent Streaming Acceleration further optimize delivery of live video, even to mulitple simultaneous requestors at scale with minimal end-to-end latency.
HTTP/3 is the latest generation of the protocol that powers the web. Instead of using TCP as the transport layer, HTTP/3 uses QUIC, a new Internet transport protocol which is encrypted by default and helps accelerate delivery of traffic.
Cloudflare's support for HTTP/3 enables faster, more reliable, and more secure connections to websites and APIs.
BYOIP (Bring your own IPs) feature allows customers to have their IPs announced by Cloudflare and attached to the Cloudflare services of their choice. This way the internet sees the customer IP addresses and not Cloudflares
Alongside JD Cloud, Cloudflare has launched a network that will grow to 150 mainland China locations by the end of 2023. Not only does this network reduce latency for customers, but it also provides them with a number of built-in application security services.
Cache control header extensions
Concurrent Streaming Acceleration
Web cache deception protection
ETag header support
Cross origin resource sharing (CORS) support
Customizable cache expiration periods (TTL)
Intelligent traffic routing to avoid congestion and latency
Support for MPEG-DASH, HLS, and CMAF video files
Fast cache purge
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