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CloudFlare vs Dyn: What are the differences?

Developers describe CloudFlare as "The Web Performance & Security Company". Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. On the other hand, Dyn is detailed as "Managed DNS, Outsourced DNS & Anycast DNS". An all-in-one Managed DNS service for your registered domain names. Dyn DNS is the perfect solution for your domain name’s DNS needs, whether it is for personal or business use. It gives you complete control over your DNS zone and its associated DNS records, complete with a simple DNS management web interface.

CloudFlare and Dyn are primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" and "DNS Management" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:

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

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

  • Resource Records- 75 records
  • Domains/Zones- 1 Zone (yourdomain.com)
  • DNS Queries per Month- 600,000

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

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Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of Dyn
  • 420
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 274
    Free ssl
  • 196
    Easy setup
  • 184
    Security
  • 179
    Ssl
  • 94
    Great cdn
  • 76
    Optimizer
  • 69
    Simple
  • 43
    Great UI
  • 28
    Great js cdn
  • 11
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 11
    AutoMinify
  • 11
    Apps
  • 11
    DNS Analytics
  • 8
    Ipv6
  • 8
    Easy
  • 8
    Rocket Loader
  • 7
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 6
    Free GeoIP
  • 6
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 6
    Nice DNS
  • 6
    SSHFP
  • 6
    Cheapest SSL
  • 6
    Amazing performance
  • 6
    API
  • 5
    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
  • 5
    SPDY
  • 5
    DNSSEC
  • 4
    Asynchronous resource loading
  • 4
    Ip
  • 3
    Easy Use
  • 3
    Ubuntu
  • 3
    Global Load Balancing
  • 3
    Performance
  • 1
    CDN
  • 1
    Maker
  • 1
    Support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    Mtn
  • 6
    API
  • 5
    Managed DNS
  • 5
    Web interface
  • 4
    Security
  • 3
    Customer Service Access
  • 1
    Fast

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Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of Dyn
  • 1
    Expensive when you exceed their fair usage limits
  • 1
    No support for SSHFP records
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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 Dyn?

    An all-in-one Managed DNS service for your registered domain names. Dyn DNS is the perfect solution for your domain name’s DNS needs, whether it is for personal or business use. It gives you complete control over your DNS zone and its associated DNS records, complete with a simple DNS management web interface.

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