CloudFlare is an infrastructure and web security company that provides content delivery network (CDN) and DDoS migration services. It is based in the U.S, with its headquarters in San Francisco, California.
Use Case & Application
Chinafy and CloudFlare both are related to a website and or web applications performance. However -
Chinafy specialises in web performance for China. The platform combines both intelligent China web resource compatibility solutions with a fully-managed China-specific infrastructure - including fast near-China CDN.
The CloudFlare CDN solution is widely used across various websites for acceleration and security purposes, with the majority of its solutions applied across global, non-China websites.
They can be used in compliment. More in Using Chinafy with CloudFlare.
Chinafy vs. CDNs
CDNs don't resolve any resource compatibility issues on the software layer that websites face in China, which is why a number of Tier 1 CDN providers partner with us to further help their end-users have a stronger digital presence in China.
By combining an intelligent China web compatibility suite with a fully-managed infrastructure stack - including a multi-CDN - Chinafy helps websites and web applications load an average of 5.6x faster in China and display more fully.
Onshore vs. Offshore PoPs
Use of any onshore CDN PoPs in China, irrespective of provider, requires an ICP license which relatedly requires an onshore China business entity.
Without one, most companies are leveraging Cloudflare's Global CDN, including Near-China PooPs.
Learn more about how Chinafy helps achieve near-native onshore performance, offshore without a separate site, ICP license or onshore hosting for Cloudflare sites.
CloudFlare Global CDN (Onshore) in China
The CloudFlare network offers static and dynamic content delivery, with PoPs in over 100 countries and built-in unmetered DDoS protection.
Compatibility in China
CloudFlare CDN does not provide China compatibility solutions to handle for, resolving, or replacing resources that are blocked or inaccessible from China. Common technologies that interfere with a site’s functionality in China and may appear broken include Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, Google APIs and more.
Please refer to Chinafy vs. CDN. for more.
Chinafy prides itself on expert support for our customers, with varying solutions depending on their needs and website specifications.
Chinafy regularly onboards sites using Cloudflare, leveraging Cloudflare's Worker function to enable Geo-IP redirection function - pointing vistiors who come from China to the Chinafy-managed version of the site, and all others, back to the original site using Cloudflare.
Do you use Cloudflare CDN? Use both Chinafy and Cloudflare CDN.
We regularly work with sites using Cloudflare. Cloudflare does not fully address web performance issues in China but it doesn't mean you can't use other features and or leverage their leading CDN capabilities outside of China.
Do you have a regulated entity and ICP license?
A) If no, no problem. Learn more about how Chinafy helps achieve near-native onshore performance, offshore without a separate site, ICP license or onshore hosting for Cloudflare sites to compliment to compliment your existing tech stack.
B) If yes, reach out to us to see how you can combine Chinafy's intelligent web resource compatibility suite with Cloudflare CDN with Chinafy for Enterprise.