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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:

  • CDN
  • 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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What is CloudFlare?

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

What is Google Cloud DNS?

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.
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      What are some alternatives to CloudFlare and Google Cloud DNS?
      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.
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      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
      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 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'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.
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      Review ofCloudFlareCloudFlare

      I first wore my first domain cloudflare IE "https://rifqiarief.tk" until now can still be visited, I am really grateful to the cloudflare, thanks to rare to my website down cloudflare, before my website is down so often, because I'm wearing a great resource, and dilimit by my hosting party "be advised, I wear free hosting:D" now thanks to him, to my website really stable, unless it's really my full server connection my server, run faster, regardless of my location in Indonesia, unfortunately the cloudflare doesn't have a datacenter in Indonesia, if you don't believe me, please visit my website "https://rifqiarief.tk"

      How developers use CloudFlare and Google Cloud DNS
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      Tim Lucas uses CloudFlareCloudFlare

      Cloudflare sits in front of the entire site providing HTTP2 and HTTPS, which is particularly important due the large number of SVG images for the headings that need to be send down to the browser in parallel. Cloudflare also manages the DNS for DKIM TXT records, a dynamic root ALIAS record to the Heroku application, and GeoIP country headers.

      Avatar of ShadowICT
      ShadowICT uses CloudFlareCloudFlare

      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.

      Avatar of Adminout
      Adminout uses CloudFlareCloudFlare

      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.

      Avatar of OnlineCity
      OnlineCity uses CloudFlareCloudFlare

      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.

      Avatar of Adrian Harabulă
      Adrian Harabulă uses CloudFlareCloudFlare

      lots of good stuff available for free that you don't even think about it, default configuration saves you weeks of work, painless https setup, good to kickstart projects

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