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Decisions about CloudFlare, KeyCDN, and MaxCDN
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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    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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    Great UI
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    Great js cdn
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    HTTP/2 Support
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    DNS Analytics
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    Rocket Loader
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    IPv6 "One Click"
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    Free GeoIP
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    Amazing performance
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    Cheapest SSL
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    Fantastic CDN service
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    Nice DNS
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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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    Cheapest cdn pricing ever
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    Easy setup
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    No subscription
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    Free shared ssl
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    Fastest cdn i've ever used
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    Ssd-optimized edge servers
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    Great support
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    Quick support
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    Free Custom SSL
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    Supports HTTP/2 and available globally
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    No time limit for spending credit
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    Build for developers
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    Support Let's Encrypt
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    Supports SPDY
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    Server from Turkey
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    5 zones included
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    Easy as pie to setup
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    Brotli Support
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    No credit card required for free trial
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    Real-time Log Forwarding
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    Fastest CDN
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    Easy to setup & improve website loading speed
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    Haven't had much time to tinker, but YES
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    Its very reliable and easy to use
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    Great customer support, easy setup
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    A very capable CDN with an affordable price tag
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    Easy setup
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    Speed to my clients
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    Great service & Customer Support
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    Shared and Affordable SSL

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    No support for SSHFP records
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    Expensive when you exceed their fair usage limits
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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 KeyCDN?

      KeyCDN offers super fast and secure content delivery for minimal loading time. In addition to the CDN, it also offers advanced image processing and many other features such as live logs and Let's Encrypt SSL.

      What is MaxCDN?

      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.

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      Jun 19 2015 at 6:37AM

      What are some alternatives to CloudFlare, KeyCDN, and MaxCDN?
      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.
      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 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'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.
      Cloudflare CDN
      A CDN is a distributed network of servers that provides several advantages for a web site: Cached content: By caching web site content, It helps improve page load speeds, reduce bandwidth usage, and reduce CPU usage on the server.
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