Content Delivery Network (Free, Pro, or Business)


Case description:
Cloudflare is the registrar for my domain, I set up a VPS as a Linux mirror server. When configuring DNS, I use the “proxied” parameter, which among other things provides caching functionality.

The link below mentions

Cloudflare’s content delivery network (the “CDN”) Service can be used to cache and serve web pages and websites. Unless you are an Enterprise customer, Cloudflare offers specific Paid Services (e.g., the Developer Platform, Images, and Stream) that you must use in order to serve video and other large files via the CDN. Cloudflare reserves the right to disable or limit your access to or use of the CDN, or to limit your End Users’ access to certain of your resources through the CDN, if you use or are suspected of using the CDN without such Paid Services to serve video or a disproportionate percentage of pictures, audio files, or other large files. We will use reasonable efforts to provide you with notice of such action.

On the other hand, all plans include the CDN

My questions:

  • Is the proxied feature of DNS the same as the CDN ?
  • If so, is it included in my Cloudflare Registrar + Free plan ?
  • What are the limits of the service, keeping in mind that I don’t want to initiate something that I might have to change in the near future and where I don’t really know the limits. ?

Thanks for your help.


Yes. Or rather, proxied automatically enables the Cache feature. There are other features (like the firewall), but you could also have the DNS proxied and disable Cache if you wanted to.

There are a lot of different limits. It basically gets a bit better with each plan tier.


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