section.io vs CloudFlare

Comparison of section.io's Content Delivery Grid vs CloudFlare's CDN.

A popular choice for small websites and blogs, Cloudflare provides basic performance and security benefits. However, its limitations can frustrate developers and make achieving the best outcomes for websites difficult. By contrast, section.io gives developers the tools they need to achieve the highest levels of both performance and security, including best-in-breed reverse proxies that are fully configurable. The below table compares the features and reverse proxies offered by both, and you can download a more detailed comparison guide here.

section.io Cloudflare
Platform
Global Delivery Network 29 modern super PoPs 102 modern super PoPs
DNS Hosting Included Included
Performance + Scale
Caching reverse proxy Choice of Varnish Cache versions Undisclosed, no choice
Static caching Included Included
Dynamic caching Included Limited
Front End Optimizations Included Included
HTTP/2 Included Included
Unlimited Instant Global Cache Clear Included Not Included
Security
Network Layer DDoS Protection Included Included
Automated HTTPS/SSL Provisioning and Management Included Shared cert included
Traffic Overload Protection Included Not Included
Access Control (IP Blocking) Included Included
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Choice of advanced WAFs Undisclosed WAF, limited capabilities
Developer and Operations
Development Environment Included Not Included
Code-level configuration control Included Not Included
Real User Monitoring Included Not Included
Synthetic Monitoring Included Not Included
Real Time Metrics Included Very Limited
Detailed Logs Included $

Download Comparison Document

The full comparison document of section.io versus CloudFlare has detailed information on the differences between each platform and how your company can choose the best content delivery solution for you.