Using Cloudflare to distribute game update


#1

Hello everyone,
I’m currently developing a game and I’d like to know if using cloudflace caching service to distribute the game files/updates is against the TOS or if there will be bandwidth throttling if too many people download the game/updates.

Thanks in advance.


#2

Depending on the plan you are on your maximum file size if 512 megabytes

I would not assume there to be any TOS issue but you could contact support to clarify that for sure.


#3

Thanks for the fast reply, for me the file size is not an issue because i have a lots of medium sized files ~200MB.


#4

I’d still contact support as I am not sure if they’d cache all of it. I presume there is an overall limit, though thats not advertised as it seems.


#5

This should be fine, just remember that CF only caches the below extensions unless you use a page rule for “cache everything”.


#6

I’ve contacted them and the rule for my website is “Disable Security, Cache Level: Cache Everything, Disable Performance”. The test I’ve done so far with this rule where very successfull.


#7

Then you are probably fine!


#8

Did they say anything about an overall limit?


#9

I am waiting for their response. I will let you know what they told me.


#10

Their response was pretty disappointing, only a link to https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200394750-What-s-the-maximum-file-size-Cloudflare-will-cache-


#11

So, 800 500MB files are no problem? Free storage!!!11 :wink:

@cscharff, I guess there is a total cache limit, right?


#12

I actually don’t think so, depends on the usage you have, the more requests the more storage.


#13

That would be roughly 400 gigabytes worth of cached data though. There must be some overall limit I guess.


#14

Yeah probably, but it must depend on the specific POP, AMS is probably a larger data center than MXP, so I would assume a larger cache.


#15

I get your point, but still, 400 gigabytes for a single account, possibly even free, sounds a bit too good to be true.


#16

Per customer? No.


#17

probably needs to comply with CF terms and conditions https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200172656-Does-Cloudflare-have-bandwidth-limits-or-charge-for-bandwidth-

Cloudflare does not have bandwidth limits. As long as the domains being added comply with our Terms of Service, Cloudflare does not impose any limits.

or do chunked/split uploading https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/201303340-How-can-I-change-the-client-maximum-upload-size-

If you require to upload resources larger than these limits, you can either do that by uploading chunks smaller than the above thresholds, or you can upload the full resource through a grey-clouded DNS record so that Cloudflare is bypassed.


#18

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