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CloudFlare vs MaxCDN: What are the differences?

What is CloudFlare? The Web Performance & Security Company. Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

What is MaxCDN? Our CDN makes your site load faster!. 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.

CloudFlare and MaxCDN 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, MaxCDN provides the following key features:

  • We Make You Fast- With our fast-growing network of multiple PoP locations in all parts of the globe, we mirror your content and deliver it to the neared location to your visitors. It isn't just our network that is fast, but with our state-of-art hardware, fast RAM and SSD storage, content is served at lightning fast speeds.
  • We Have Your Back- To ensure that you do not have any downtime, we have deployed redundant networks and intelligent routing that ensures selecting an alternative route if a network pathway is down.
  • We Help You Rank- Using MaxCDN will help you improve your website speed, and since this is now a ranking factor used by Google and other search engines for deciding search results, deploying MaxCDN will help you rank better, giving you more traffic.

"Easy setup, great cdn" is the top reason why over 398 developers like CloudFlare, while over 46 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing MaxCDN.

According to the StackShare community, CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2324 company stacks & 726 developers stacks; compared to MaxCDN, which is listed in 887 company stacks and 109 developer stacks.

Decisions about CloudFlare 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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Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of MaxCDN
  • 422
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 275
    Free ssl
  • 199
    Easy setup
  • 189
    Security
  • 180
    Ssl
  • 98
    Great cdn
  • 77
    Optimizer
  • 71
    Simple
  • 44
    Great UI
  • 28
    Great js cdn
  • 12
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 12
    Apps
  • 12
    DNS Analytics
  • 12
    AutoMinify
  • 9
    Ipv6
  • 9
    Rocket Loader
  • 9
    Easy
  • 8
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 7
    DNSSEC
  • 7
    Free GeoIP
  • 7
    Amazing performance
  • 7
    API
  • 7
    Cheapest SSL
  • 7
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 7
    Nice DNS
  • 7
    SSHFP
  • 6
    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
  • 6
    SPDY
  • 5
    Asynchronous resource loading
  • 4
    Easy Use
  • 4
    Performance
  • 4
    Global Load Balancing
  • 4
    Ubuntu
  • 3
    CDN
  • 2
    Support for SSHFP records
  • 2
    Registrar
  • 1
    Web3
  • 1
    HTTPS3/Quic
  • 47
    Easy setup
  • 32
    Speed to my clients
  • 15
    Great service & Customer Support
  • 5
    Shared and Affordable SSL

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Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of MaxCDN
  • 2
    No support for SSHFP records
  • 2
    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 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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    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.
    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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