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Ask HN: Are there any free Cloudflare competitors?

I really like Cloudflare and use it on all my sites because of their generous free plan. But I'm not sure how to feel about one company routing 20 % of internet traffic and counting.

Is there any competitor worth a look?

Edit: It's 20 % of all websites supposedly, not of all web traffic, but I think the point still stands

https://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cn-cloudflare

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  • 4 days ago

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Ask HN: Are there any free Cloudflare competitors?


@leros 4 days

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Cloudflare really does have some unique technology and they're iterating insanely fast. They're releasing stuff nearly weekly that makes me want to redesign my systems.

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@polski-g 4 days

Replying to @schleck8 🎙

BitMitigate

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@endisneigh 4 days

Replying to @schleck8 🎙

Any competitor capitalized enough to give you a generous free plan will probably have the same issue.

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@mritzmann 3 days

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- CDN: Fastly, BunnyCDN, KeyCDN, AWS, Google, Azure, etc.

- Worker: Fastly, AWS, Google, etc.

- Static Site Hosting: GitHub, other CDNs

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@wanderer_ 4 days

Replying to @schleck8 🎙

I read that title and was quite confused, thinking "they do have a free plan..."

Anyway, I understand your concern with this huge monopoly. As far as I know, there really are no competitors. And while I can imagine being worried about the company's future trajectory, I like the way they do stuff now. They are very open about stuff, and they have an interesting blog.

That 20% figure makes some sense to me because a lot of small websites use it because it is affordable (the low, low price of free), and is so valuable to being able to actually get down to the content creation.

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@readonthegoapp 3 days

Replying to @schleck8 🎙

it feels like aws for the past few years - every time i go back to the cloudflare site, they're introducing some new service.

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@intrepidsoldier 3 days

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Cloudflare is moving at the speed of light and with the openness of fresh air.

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