CloudFlare vs Cloudinary

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CloudFlare vs Cloudinary: What are the differences?

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.

What is Cloudinary? An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications. Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

CloudFlare belongs to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack, while Cloudinary can be primarily classified under "Image Processing and Management".

Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:

  • CDN
  • WAF (Web Application Firewall)
  • DDOS Protection

On the other hand, Cloudinary provides the following key features:

  • Upload images to a cloud-based storage
  • Upload video to cloud-based storage
  • Automatic backup and revision tracking

"Easy setup, great cdn" is the primary reason why developers consider CloudFlare over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Cloudinary.

Stack Exchange, Lyft, and SendGrid are some of the popular companies that use CloudFlare, whereas Cloudinary is used by Movielala, DrinkIn, and TED. CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2300 company stacks & 712 developers stacks; compared to Cloudinary, which is listed in 114 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of Cloudinary
  • 421
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 274
    Free ssl
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    Easy setup
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    Security
  • 179
    Ssl
  • 94
    Great cdn
  • 76
    Optimizer
  • 69
    Simple
  • 43
    Great UI
  • 27
    Great js cdn
  • 11
    AutoMinify
  • 11
    DNS Analytics
  • 11
    Apps
  • 11
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 8
    Ipv6
  • 8
    Easy
  • 8
    Rocket Loader
  • 7
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 6
    SSHFP
  • 6
    Nice DNS
  • 6
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 6
    Cheapest SSL
  • 6
    Amazing performance
  • 6
    API
  • 6
    Free GeoIP
  • 5
    SPDY
  • 5
    DNSSEC
  • 5
    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
  • 4
    Asynchronous resource loading
  • 4
    Ip
  • 3
    Performance
  • 3
    Ubuntu
  • 3
    Easy Use
  • 3
    Global Load Balancing
  • 1
    Mtn
  • 1
    Maker
  • 1
    Support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    CDN
  • 37
    Easy setup
  • 30
    Fast image delivery
  • 26
    Vast array of image manipulation capabilities
  • 20
    Free tier
  • 11
    Heroku add-on
  • 9
    Reduce development costs
  • 7
    Amazing support
  • 6
    Virtually limitless scale
  • 6
    Great libraries for all languages
  • 6
    Heroku plugin
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    Easy to integrate with Rails
  • 4
    Cheap
  • 3
    Shot setup time
  • 3
    Very easy setup
  • 2
    Solves alot of image problems.
  • 1
    Best in the market and includes free plan
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    Extremely generous free pricing tier
  • 0
    Fast image delivery, vast array

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Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of Cloudinary
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    No support for SSHFP records
  • 2
    Paid plan is expensive

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What is CloudFlare?

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

What is Cloudinary?

Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

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