scmcgrath at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 21:08:11 UTC 2014
Since Cloudflare has a paid service as well the working assumption is the 'free' service is more of a try before you buy and allows colleges and others to demonstrate the value of the service so budget can be requested. I'm sure the analytics are not as detailed as the paid version etc
Another company with a similar model is Splunk which is a log analyzer and event correlation tool. The free version only handles 500 mb/day as opposed to terabytes per day for paid version
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> On Oct 1, 2014, at 8:03 AM, Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:
> I guess the question that comes to me is why is cloudflare free?
> I understand why Didier does what he does for free, he's giving
> back by serving a community to which he is a member. But what
> is cloudflare getting in return for paying for the rent, hardware,
> backbone, and electricity?
> -Chuck Harris
> Ryan Stasel wrote:
>> There’s an apache plugin that allows you to get the statistics from cloudflare on
>> each hit. Take a look at mod_cloudflare
>> I use it, works great. AND, they just announced yesterday that they have free SSL
>> now. =)
>> I would imagine with your site, cloudflare will greatly reduce your bandwidth, and
>> prevent other abusive behavior (like hotlinking). =)
>> Let us know!
>> -Ryan Stasel
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