Cloudflare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides a content delivery network, Internet security services, and distributed domain name server services, is also the user’s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites. CloudFlare was launched at the September 2010. CloudFlare allows customers on paid plans to utilize a web application firewall service, by default; the firewall has the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set alongside CloudFlare’s own rule set and rule-sets for popular web applications.
CloudFlare offers free domain name server (DNS) for all clients which are powered by an Anycast network. According to W3Cook CloudFlare’s DNS service currently, powers over 35% of managed DNS domains. SolveDNS have found CloudFlare to consistently have one of the fastest DNS lookup speeds worldwide, with a reported lookup speed of 8.66ms in April 2016. CloudFlare shields you with a complete layer of defense, including a built-in Web Application Firewall (WAF), to stop attacks of all types and sizes. Their ambitious goal is to help build a better Internet.
Listed prices range from a fixed fee of $20 (Pro) to $200 (Business) per month. Bigger plans include more features and customization options.As long as customers comply with the CloudFlare Terms of Service, the company does not limit bandwidth. In other words, customers are not charged extra for data traffic over the CDN.
CloudFlare allows traffic for the default cPanel ports, 2082 (HTTP) and 2083 (HTTPS). cPanel uses a system known as EasyApache to rebuild Apache httpd during updates or certain configuration changes. They also provide control panels like WordPress, Google cloud, Magento 2, Acquia, Rackspace etc.
CloudFlare supports its customer 24/7 through phone and also via email. They have online management that monitors and helps their customer.