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CloudFlare vs jsDelivr: 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, jsDelivr is detailed as "A free Open Source CDN for webmasters and developers". Unlike the competition, jsDelivr uses multiple CDN providers, resulting in the best possible uptime and performance. We currently use MaxCDN, CloudFlare, and KeyCDN.

CloudFlare and jsDelivr belong to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:

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

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

  • Open Source
  • Multi-CDN
  • Smart Load Balancing

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

jsDelivr is an open source tool with 2.69K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to jsDelivr's open source repository on GitHub.

Stack Exchange, Lyft, and Udemy are some of the popular companies that use CloudFlare, whereas jsDelivr is used by StackShare, myPresences, and Yump. CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2324 company stacks & 726 developers stacks; compared to jsDelivr, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about CloudFlare and jsDelivr
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 CloudFlare
Pros of jsDelivr
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    Easy setup, great cdn
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    Free ssl
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    Easy setup
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    Great cdn
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  • 70
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    Great UI
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    Great js cdn
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    DNS Analytics
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    HTTP/2 Support
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    Rocket Loader
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    IPv6 "One Click"
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    Nice DNS
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    Fantastic CDN service
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    Cheapest SSL
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    Amazing performance
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    Free GeoIP
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    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
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    Asynchronous resource loading
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    Easy Use
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    Global Load Balancing
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    Support for SSHFP records
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  • 9
    Its fast
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    Diverse POPs and support
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    Many packages available
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    Load multiple files with single HTTP request
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    View pkg download statistics per week/month/year
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    Auto-minification by changing url extension to .min.js
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    Can add OSS packages I use
  • 2
    Worked in China
  • 1
    Easy setup, great cdn

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Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of jsDelivr
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    Expensive when you exceed their fair usage limits
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    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 jsDelivr?

    jsDelivr is a free CDN for open source developers, with advanced features for javascript projects with access to NPM and Github It uses multiple CDN providers, resulting in the best possible uptime and performance.

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