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Compare Chinafy vs. Cloudflare CDN, and learn how enterprises use these solutions together

What is Chinafy?

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.

Source: Chinafy

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.

What is Cloudflare CDN?

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.

What are the differences between Cloudflare Global vs. Cloudflare China?

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 Global offers free CDN service inclusive of points of presence outside of China. (Source: Cloudflare)

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.

As of 2023, Cloudflare China CDN (under Cloudflare Enterprise) offers 45 data centers in mainland China (Source: Cloudflare)

Is Cloudflare and Chinafy the right fit for you? Take this quiz to find out more.

Use Case for Chinafy & Cloudflare

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

How Chinafy Compliments CDNs including Cloudflare Global CDN

Combining both will allow you to address the multiple variables that affect website performance in China.

SnapEDA uses Cloudflare CDN with Chinafy to achieve a 4.3x faster website in China (Source: Chinafy)

Get in touch to learn more about Chinafy & Cloudflare

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.

Learn more about Chinafy & Cloudflare CDN or Chinafy vs. CDNs in general.

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