Give your opinion about Сloudflare

Started by priveeet, Aug 08, 2022, 08:45 AM

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I'm getting exhausted by the constant onslaught of DDoS attacks on my servers, and I'm considering connecting to Cloudflare. Have any of you used this tool before, and if so, how effective has it been in practice?

Edison Duncan

Cloudflare's system is touted as being 100% secure, and provides a degree of protection against DDoS attacks. However, it's important to acknowledge that every system has its own limitations.

It's worth noting that the Cloudflare system has been around for some time now, and was developed initially in a more limited capacity. The system operates on a proxy model; all traffic first goes through the cloud system for filtering before reaching your website. This method can improve website performance, particularly for users who are physically distant from the website host.

However, one potential drawback to this system is the process of encryption. Some users have raised concerns about the impact on SSL data protection. Nonetheless, Cloudflare remains a trusted tool for website security and reliability. Have you considered using it for your own website or online business needs?


The Cloudflare service generally functions perfectly in practice. Even at the free rate, the service's servers are capable of fending off weaker DDoS attacks.

However, it's worth noting that high-profile companies with greater security needs might want to consider paid service options for optimal protection.

For more information on this service, please refer to the link here.

Additionally, if your website is hosted on a low-power server far from your target audience, Cloudflare's caching servers can bring your content closer to users, accelerating website load times.

Overall, Cloudflare offers many benefits and is highly recommended for website owners seeking improved security and performance.


Quote from: Edison Duncan on Aug 08, 2022, 12:23 PMThe downside is the encryption system.

Their encryption system is quite normal.
The downside is that this octopus is slowly spreading its tentacles around the world.
Their servers are located in all key points of the World Wide Web, they slowly but surely subjugate the entire Internet, violating the basic principle of the WWW - the independence of the key nodes, the autonomy of the entire network.
Already more than 15% of Internet users prefer them.
The source of funding for this octopus is unknown.

By the way, their transparent VPN service is very useful for users from those countries where, for some reason, certain sites undesirable to the government are blocked.
Providers block them, but Cloudflare unblocks them. The users are happy, but the governments are not.
And they don't care about anything.

Gregor Bishop

Cloudflare - the same evil as hacker attacks, but only with a side view. For site owners, this is manna from heaven, but for visitors, especially those located geographically (countries) outside the data center, this is a nightmare. Who does not know, Cloudflare is not just a firewall, but a program for sending packets from the client to the hosting and back. If taken quite simply, it resembles an intermediary between the owner of the house and the person, who wants to take it.
I called it evil because it implements algorithms that slow down the site or portal.


I strongly advise against using Cloudflare as a web hosting provider. It's possible that your website may be blocked after an unproven and anonymous complaint, and it may be impossible to unblock your site on the free package.

I personally transferred a group of my websites to Cloudflare for free HTTPS, but shortly after, their abuse department received a complaint from an anonymous individual alleging that a couple of my files contained viruses. Despite having no external links or downloads to these files, and despite the fact that some of my sites were security software-based, all of my websites were immediately blocked, including innocent ones. The support team was also unhelpful, and even sent a complaint to my main hosting machine.

As a result, I cannot recommend Cloudflare's unreliable web services. In addition, since their IP addresses are frequently blocked by various locations, I have experienced a significant drop in website traffic since switching to their service.


Cloudflare is a caching proxy, an attack protection system. When I used it, the grid covered North America, Europe, Due to caching static and dynamic content and asynchronous feedback to users, there was a slight increase in speed.
He has a lot of positive sides. You need to specify the site, and the service shows DNS records to change. To set up the work really in a few minutes. The defense forces suspects to fill out special captchas on separate pages. In addition, you can obfuscate mail, prohibit hotlinking, and protect content. In general, there are many necessary features.


Yes, you write correctly, Cloudflare solves many problems with websites.
Proxy, powerful firewall, website download accelerator, download optimization for mobile devices,
caching, protection against DDOS attacks. I test it constantly, I connect all sites to Cloudflare. Initially, the plans were only to hide the real ip of the site, but what he offered, in addition to proxying Cloudflare, did not leave a chance to connect to it without hesitation. There have never been failures and complaints, falls. Constant improvements and improvements on the part of Cloudflare, only please.
All the necessary functions are available on a free tariff, you can connect and monitor an unlimited number of sites from one account. Connect the site really in 5 minutes and enjoy the speed. If your sites still don't work with Cloudflare, then you are already losing a lot.

Eric Leboeuf

CloudFlare is spreading very quickly, and this is not surprising. I tested several security programs (protective wall- firewall), but only when CloudFlare crossed I realized that everything before it was one big scam. Yes, the servers work on the principle of DNS, so there is a slight delay from the host to the user, but the same system guarantees that a million anonymous calls will not be "dialed" (DDoS protection). If you want not to fool yourself with thoughts about a protection system for a site or portal, then you should use their services.