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Alternatives to CloudFlare

Akamai, MaxCDN, Incapsula, Netlify, and Fastly are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CloudFlare.
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What is CloudFlare and what are its top alternatives?

Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
CloudFlare is a tool in the Content Delivery Network category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to CloudFlare

  • Akamai

    Akamai

    If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward. ...

  • MaxCDN

    MaxCDN

    The MaxCDN Content Delivery Network efficiently delivers your site’s static file through hundreds of servers instead of slogging through a single host. This "smart route" technology distributes your content to your visitors via the city closest to them. ...

  • Incapsula

    Incapsula

    Through an application-aware, global content delivery network (CDN), Incapsula provides any website and web application with best-of-breed security, DDoS protection, load balancing and failover solutions. ...

  • Netlify

    Netlify

    Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment. ...

  • Fastly

    Fastly

    Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds. ...

  • Cloudflare CDN

    Cloudflare CDN

    A CDN is a distributed network of servers that provides several advantages for a web site: Cached content: By caching web site content, It helps improve page load speeds, reduce bandwidth usage, and reduce CPU usage on the server. ...

  • WP Rocket

    WP Rocket

    Speed up your WordPress website, more trafic, conversions and money with this caching plugin. Caching creates an ultra-fast load time, essential for improving Search Engine Optimization and increasing conversions. ...

  • GoDaddy

    GoDaddy

    Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable. It is a trusted domain registrar that empowers people with creative ideas to succeed online. ...

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Akamai

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      Our CDN makes your site load faster!
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        Justin Dorfman
        Open Source Program Manager at Reblaze · | 4 upvotes · 189K views

        When my SSL cert MaxCDN was expiring on my personal site I decided it was a good time to revamp some things. Since GitHub Services is depreciated I can no longer have #CDN cache purges automated among other things. So I decided on the following: GitHub Pages, Netlify, Let's Encrypt and Jekyll. Staying the same was Bootstrap, jQuery, Grunt & #GoogleFonts.

        What's awesome about GitHub Pages is that it has a #CDN (Fastly) built-in and anytime you push to master, it purges the cache instantaneously without you have to do anything special. Netlify is magic, I highly recommend it to anyone using #StaticSiteGenerators.

        For the most part, everything went smoothly. The only things I had issues with were the following:

        • If you want to point www to GitHub Pages you need to rename the repo to www
        • If you edit something in the _config.yml you need to restart bundle exec jekyll s or changes won't show
        • I had to disable the Grunt htmlmin module. I replaced it with Jekyll layout that compresses HTML for #webperf

        Last but certainly not least, I made a donation to Let's Encrypt. If you use their service consider doing it too: https://letsencrypt.org/donate/

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        Todd Gardner

        We migrated the hosting of our CDN, which is used to serve the JavaScript Error collection agent, from Amazon CloudFront to MaxCDN. During our test, we found MaxCDN to be more reliable and less expensive for serving he file.

        The reports and controls were also considerably better.

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        Incapsula logo

        Incapsula

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          Netlify

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            Fastest static hosting and continuous deployments
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            Free SSL support
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            Super simple deploys
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            Easy Setup and Continous deployments
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            Free plan for personal websites
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            Faster than any other option in the market
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            Deploy previews
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            Free Open Source (Pro) plan
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            Easy to use and great support
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            Analytics
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            Great loop-in material on a blog
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            Great drag and drop functionality
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            Fastest static hosting and continuous deployments
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          Johnny Bell

          I was building a personal project that I needed to store items in a real time database. I am more comfortable with my Frontend skills than my backend so I didn't want to spend time building out anything in Ruby or Go.

          I stumbled on Firebase by #Google, and it was really all I needed. It had realtime data, an area for storing file uploads and best of all for the amount of data I needed it was free!

          I built out my application using tools I was familiar with, React for the framework, Redux.js to manage my state across components, and styled-components for the styling.

          Now as this was a project I was just working on in my free time for fun I didn't really want to pay for hosting. I did some research and I found Netlify. I had actually seen them at #ReactRally the year before and deployed a Gatsby site to Netlify already.

          Netlify was very easy to setup and link to my GitHub account you select a repo and pretty much with very little configuration you have a live site that will deploy every time you push to master.

          With the selection of these tools I was able to build out my application, connect it to a realtime database, and deploy to a live environment all with $0 spent.

          If you're looking to build out a small app I suggest giving these tools a go as you can get your idea out into the real world for absolutely no cost.

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          Stephen Gheysens
          Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio · | 14 upvotes · 364.8K views

          Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

          My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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          Fastly

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          PROS OF FASTLY
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            Great customer support
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            Custom VCL
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            Instant Purging
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            Tag-based Purging
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            Good pricing
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            HTTP/2 Support
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            Best CDN
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            Image processing on demande (Fastly IO)
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            Speed & functionality
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          Justin Dorfman
          Open Source Program Manager at Reblaze · | 4 upvotes · 189K views

          When my SSL cert MaxCDN was expiring on my personal site I decided it was a good time to revamp some things. Since GitHub Services is depreciated I can no longer have #CDN cache purges automated among other things. So I decided on the following: GitHub Pages, Netlify, Let's Encrypt and Jekyll. Staying the same was Bootstrap, jQuery, Grunt & #GoogleFonts.

          What's awesome about GitHub Pages is that it has a #CDN (Fastly) built-in and anytime you push to master, it purges the cache instantaneously without you have to do anything special. Netlify is magic, I highly recommend it to anyone using #StaticSiteGenerators.

          For the most part, everything went smoothly. The only things I had issues with were the following:

          • If you want to point www to GitHub Pages you need to rename the repo to www
          • If you edit something in the _config.yml you need to restart bundle exec jekyll s or changes won't show
          • I had to disable the Grunt htmlmin module. I replaced it with Jekyll layout that compresses HTML for #webperf

          Last but certainly not least, I made a donation to Let's Encrypt. If you use their service consider doing it too: https://letsencrypt.org/donate/

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          Cloudflare CDN

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