Using Cloudflare to deliver images from Backblaze


I’m flushing out a concept that uses the method provided in this article.

Is this against the terms of service? Let’s say we’re talking about serving multiple millions of images a day.

Specifically section 2.8 in Cloudflare Self-Serve Subscription Agreement

2.8 Limitation on Serving Non-HTML Content

The Services are offered primarily as a platform to cache and serve web pages and websites. Unless explicitly included as part of a Paid Service purchased by you, you agree to use the Services solely for the purpose of (i) serving web pages as viewed through a web browser or other functionally equivalent applications, including rendering Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or other functional equivalents, and (ii) serving web APIs subject to the restrictions set forth in this Section 2.8. Use of the Services for serving video or a disproportionate percentage of pictures, audio files, or other non-HTML content is prohibited, unless purchased separately as part of a Paid Service or expressly allowed under our Supplemental Terms for a specific Service. If we determine you have breached this Section 2.8, we may immediately suspend or restrict your use of the Services, or limit End User access to certain of your resources through the Services.

Thanks for your input! :slight_smile:

Basically: it’s fine to serve images from backblaze for your website, even just as a personal image host where your images are shown to maybe thousands of rand people on the internet. But Cloudflare doesn’t just provide free bandwidth for no reason, so you can’t create a website where the sole purpose is to provide a file hosting service or video streaming service protected by Cloudflare.

That makes sense! Thanks!

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