CloudFlare is a relative newcomer to the DNS industry, having opened its doors in 2011. With a home base in San Fransisco. CloudFlare helps deliver clients’ websites to their intended audiences through high speed and page loading, high performance and ironclad security measures.
Here are some specifics of what makes CloudFlare an easy choice for your DNS needs:
- Security: CloudFlare takes security very seriously, and there are many aspects of its security measures that should give peace of mind to customers. First, anytime there are security issues, CloudFlare's technology will automatically detect the threats. Users can also select the level of security they desire-high, medium, low or none at all. Users also have access to reports so they can know what types are threats are causing havoc and what the level of severity is.
- Reliability: CloudFlare offers customers a 100% uptime guarantee for their sites with a 2,500 guarantee.
- Manageability: Manageability is fantastic. Users can see what types of users are coming to their sites, sorted by visitor type, time and traffic type. There is also the ability to track search engine crawlers and to see how much bandwidth they are using. CloudFlare also has the technology to provide real-time updates on visitor data.
- Performance: CloudFlare knows that customers can easily become frustrated with slow page loads, so the company has provided tools to enhance bandwidth. Customers anywhere will experience fast loading without having to make additional purchases.
Cloud Fare also offers exemplary service. Customers with questions or concerns can call the company and speak to a well-qualified representative. If preferred, customers can visit the website and watch tutorials and read other educational materials designed to address questions or technical issues. Agents are prompt to respond and are friendly and professional in their interactions with customers. CloudFlare is also mobile-friendly and has a number of useful apps available for use.
While front-end performance exceeds customers' expectations, CloudFlare cannot address any scaling issues you're experiencing. If you need to scale your application tier, you'll have to go elsewhere.
Though CloudFlare touts speed, customers have experienced the contrary with their sites. While this is not a universal sentiment, it is concerning that this has come up at all.
The Bottom Line
CloudFlare has a number of features to like, especially with its mobile capacities and many aps available. With reliable uptime and solid security measures, CloudFlare is a solid-if not spectacular choice for your DNS needs. CloudFlare is simple to use and manage. If you're a first-timer to DNS, CloudFlare is a safe and wise bet for you.