@petestevens you can always start with the free plan, see what kind of impact it makes, and then decide if there are features in the Pro or Business plan that are worth the $$. You can upgrade your plan directly from the Cloudflare dashboard. I use the free plan because it suits my needs fine, but @GulshanKumar is correct - you always get what you pay for. If there’s something in the Pro plan that you need it’s definitely worth it to upgrade.
Something I would like Cloudflare to offer, if possible, is some kind of ‘trial period’ for their various plans or at least certain services from those plans, so potential customers could try them out for a limited amount of time to see if they make an impact enough to upgrade plans for. I would also like this so that I may personally learn more about the services in a more hands-on manner - though the webinars they offer are probably sufficient for most! (I’m just more of a learn-by-doing kind of guy).
I think this is something that is already under consideration, but I’ll definitely pass along the feedback!
now I know that traffic volume is not the overriding I can assess plan features. I suspect if the image & mobile optimisation features in the Pro plan make a speed difference then those will be key factors for this site.
“Beta Plan” - new features just for testing, zero production stuff, with or without support, maybe limited in some way (so people won’t bring production there).
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I’m an enterprise customer, one of the big things that attracted us to the service was the fact that it was fixed price all you can eat. There seems to be a move away from that with recent services which is a shame as it can often be a pain in large organisiations to have a commitment to a variable cost.
Other than Ampersand and Firebolt the new services are at least (generally) fixed cost additions for an Enterprise customer to the standard all you can eat existing offerings. We have released some new features recently which became new items on the all you can eat menu and have more slated for later this year as well. So we aren’t abandoning the idea of releasing new features to existing customers, across variable plan levels, but some new offerings are priced separately (but generally flat rate since that’s actually easier for us to bill in most cases and easier for customers to consume as you note).
But your point is well taken and I hope that some of the new features and improvements to existing features coming in Q3 and Q4 make you feel like you’re getting ongoing additional value out of a SaaS based service.
even varying things like that is a pain, as I have to go and amend all of my forecasts etc.
Definitely something worth bringing up with your account manager, too. They can speak much better to the options you have available to you.
Hello everyone, I wanted to try cloudflare to serve static images from Amazon S3. These images are never going to change. So was planning to set the Cache-Control header to a very high value to make use of browser caching. With aws the number of requests per day that we see is 7-8 million. That is really taking more bandwidth and adding up to the cost.
That’s why wanted to try cloudflare. Which plan should I take?
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I’ve gone ahead and bumped you up, so you should he good to go.
If you upgrade to business from free - will you see any improvement in performance - based on just upgrading the account. Does business or PRO put you on faster servers, more servers - is there a performance leap?
It really depends on your site and your visitors. There aren’t better or worse servers, but some of the transit routes can be limited to customers on BIZ or ENT plans (great explanation on that here).
There are also some features that are available at different plan levels that depending on your setup can have a significant impact on speed, but it’s not based on faster servers or anything like that. BIZ users can get a faster site experience than FREE, but it may not happen just by upgrading. Might require config.
Hi Ryan. Well we have a one page saas app that loads a lot of css js on start-up, then makes numerous loads for html components and json calls to our servers.
I guess the biggest improvement would be welcomed on general load time.
At the moment we have our own load system that only loads what the user needs, as they move through the app it loads and caches stuff which makes it frighteningly fast.
I guess i was wondering if we would see an inital improvement on initial load of the js, css first skeleton page.
Looking at our stats it does not look like a lot of fetches hit cache. That may be due to the vast amount of fetches simply being calls to our api. Most of our data is loaded at boot and then sync’d over sockets.
Let me see if I can’t rustle up someone who might be able to offer some additional insight. Or if any users with a similar setup have experiences to share.
That is ultra call. Also it seems you are the man in the know here…
We are a small bootstrapped start-up - our app operates on a tenant set-up - business users create an account using a sub domain on our (actually on cloudflare) abc.ourdomain.com. We have a 5 or 10 buck SSL that gives us SSL for these sub domains.
Does the SSL slow things down can we improve our SSL and if our client wants to point there own domain (custom) at cloudflare - so it maps to the sub-domain can we do that.
I read on the enterprise plan their is a SSL / DNS mapping system, client points domain at cloudflare we issue a api call and its all done. Perfect. Just enterprise plan is way over our budget.