Chinafy vs. 

Cloudflare CDN

Looking for a Cloudflare CDN alternative for China? Read on to learn how Chinafy differs from Cloudflare CDN and or how you might use both together to accelerate your global digital presence.

About 

Cloudflare CDN

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.

Single vs. Multi-CDN

Because of the way Chinafy works, websites that use Chinafy can leverage the best of two technology stacks - their original one designed for visitors outside of China, complimented by one specifically for visitors from China, as supported by Chinafy.
Chinafy offers the option to use our fully-managed multi-CDN stack. In contrast to single CDNs, our multi-CDN solution is deployed to combine various PoPs from different CDN providers so that it is compute-optimised solution offering more consistent coverage and optimal performance.

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.

Performance in China


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.

Feature Comparison

Chinafy
Cloudflare CDN
Faster website performance & availability
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Has management dashboard
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FE Optimisation (URL Prefetching, Minifying JS/CSS, Image optimisation)
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China Web Compatibility
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Incompatible Resource Detection
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Resource Optimisation
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Automated Rule-based optimisations
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Domain Compression
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CDN Features
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Geo IP-Base Redirection
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Near-China PoPs
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China PoPs
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Fully-managed Multi-CDN
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Edge Computing
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Security
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ISO 27701 or SOC 2 Certified
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PCI DSS Compliant
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GDPR Compliant
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Pre-requisites
Website URL, & quick DNS update
ICP Filing or License, local hosting agreement with Chinese-based hosting provider, PSB Bei An, a legal entity in China/China-owned business or a China-based representation office. Data must be stored locally.
Connected to local partners
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Expert Support


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.

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