CloudFlare vs Google Cloud DNS: 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, Google Cloud DNS is detailed as "Reliable, resilient, low-latency DNS serving from Google’s worldwide network of Anycast DNS servers". Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers.
CloudFlare belongs to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack, while Google Cloud DNS can be primarily classified under "DNS Management".
Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:
- WAF (Web Application Firewall)
- DDOS Protection
On the other hand, Google Cloud DNS provides the following key features:
- High performance, reliable DNS service
- Easy to use, customizable to your needs
- Manage records for all your services
"Easy setup, great cdn" is the primary reason why developers consider CloudFlare over the competitors, whereas "Backed by Google" was stated as the key factor in picking Google Cloud DNS.
Stack Exchange, Lyft, and Udemy are some of the popular companies that use CloudFlare, whereas Google Cloud DNS is used by BarbaRuiva.com, SunSed, LLC, and FOODit. CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2328 company stacks & 727 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud DNS, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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We use CloudFlare to protect our network from breaches as well as to reduce bandwidth on the servers themselves and therefore freeing up the bandwidth for our other projects. We also use CloudFlare for instant DNS propagation across the internet where possible.
We love the free SSL and extensive CDN network. DDoS protection is a plus. Great premium features for rapidly growing projects. Cloudflare has helped us forget about silly things like asset minification and email obfuscation.
We use CF for DNS hosting, since their AnyCast DNS provides the best latency in the business, and they support DNSSEC + IPv6. We don't use the CDN or website optimizations.