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Akamai vs CloudFlare: What are the differences?

What is Akamai? The leading platform for cloud, mobile, media and security across any device, anywhere. 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.

What is CloudFlare? The Web Performance & Security Company. Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

Akamai and CloudFlare can be primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" tools.

According to the StackShare community, CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2324 company stacks & 726 developers stacks; compared to Akamai, which is listed in 92 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

Decisions about Akamai and CloudFlare
Francesco Boffa

I don't think I have registered a domain in the last 10 years that hasn't been linked to CloudFlare within the first 2 hours from registration.

The benefits you get from even the free version of CloudFlare are amazing. From day 0: - 30/80% of bandwidth savings thanks to their CDN - Origin IP address protection - Managed SSL

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Pros of Akamai
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      Easy setup, great cdn
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      Free ssl
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      Easy setup
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      Security
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      Ssl
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      Great cdn
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      Optimizer
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      Simple
    • 44
      Great UI
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      Great js cdn
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      HTTP/2 Support
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      Apps
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      DNS Analytics
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      AutoMinify
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      Ipv6
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      Rocket Loader
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      Easy
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      IPv6 "One Click"
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      DNSSEC
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      Free GeoIP
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      Amazing performance
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      API
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      Cheapest SSL
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      Fantastic CDN service
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      Nice DNS
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      SSHFP
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      Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
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      SPDY
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      Asynchronous resource loading
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      Easy Use
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      Performance
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      Global Load Balancing
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      Ubuntu
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      CDN
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      Support for SSHFP records
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      Registrar
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        No support for SSHFP records
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        Expensive when you exceed their fair usage limits

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      What is 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.

      What is CloudFlare?

      Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

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