Chinafy is a platform-based website optimization tool designed to help businesses optimize their websites for users in China. It offers a range of optimization techniques, including web compatibility optimization, a fully managed delivery network (CDN), and more importantly, specific optimizations only available via Chinafy for third-party resources like fonts, scripts, and APIs.
Chinafy's unique focus on China web compatibility and optimization allows businesses to overcome a range of technical challenges associated with serving websites to users in China.
While Chinafy does not offer China agency services such as website translation, China digital marketing services, WeChat mini-program development, or Baidu Ads directly, it has a vast ecosystem of partners that do.
Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN) that provides website optimization and security services. A CDN is a network of servers distributed around the world that can help deliver content to users more quickly and efficiently by caching and serving content from the server closest to the user.
Cloudflare offers a range of services, including website optimization (such as image optimization, caching, and minification), DDoS protection, and SSL/TLS encryption. Cloudflare also provides a firewall and other security features to protect websites from malicious traffic and attacks.
Using Cloudflare CDN can help improve website performance, reduce server load, and enhance security. It can also be a cost-effective solution for small to medium-sized businesses that do not have the resources to set up their own CDN or invest in expensive security measures.
Cloudflare Global and Cloudflare China are two separate services offered by Cloudflare, with different features and target markets.
Cloudflare Global is a worldwide service that provides website optimization, security, and content delivery network (CDN) services. It has a global network of servers distributed across different regions, allowing it to deliver content quickly and efficiently to users anywhere in the world. Cloudflare Global offers a range of services, including DDoS protection, SSL/TLS encryption, web application firewall, and content optimization.
Cloudflare China, on the other hand, is a separate service designed specifically for customers with websites hosted in China. It is a joint venture between Cloudflare and Baidu, China's leading search engine, and operates as a separate entity from Cloudflare Global.
Cloudflare China provides similar services to Cloudflare Global, including CDN, optimization, and security features, but is specifically optimized for the unique requirements of the Chinese internet. This includes compliance with Chinese regulations, integration with Chinese content delivery networks, and support for Chinese web standards.
Cloudflare China is exclusively available for Cloudflare Enterprise users, which starts at US$5K/mo (2023). Additionally, users will need to first fulfill some prerequisites required by the Chinese government for the usage of any servers inside of China including a China business entity and ICP license.
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Every Chinafy plan includes a fully-managed CDN stack. However, here are some ways we're different and why Tier-1 CDN providers partner with us.
Chinafy remains the only provider to address and resolve third-party resources issues on a website that impact both loading speed and functionality
CDNs are great solutions that help to accelerate primary resources, with additional capabilities across other areas such as security
Combining both will allow you to address the multiple variables that affect website performance in China.
Do you have a regulated entity and ICP license?
A) If no, no problem. Reach out to Chinafy to learn more about how Chinafy helps Cloudflare users to achieve near-native onshore performance, offshore without a separate website, ICP license or onshore hosting to compliment your existing tech stack. Bolt-on China access.
B) If yes, reach out to us. Learn more about how you can combine Chinafy's intelligent web resource compatibility suite with Cloudflare CDN with Chinafy for Enterprise.
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