Cloudflare DNS Features Compared to Constellix Authoritative DNS

Cloudflare DNS Features and Services and pricing

While DNS is our specialty, we understand that many other options are available to service your domain. Attempting to determine the differences between providers and their services can be daunting.

This blog aims to ease this process by breaking down Cloudflare’s products and services and discussing how they compare with Constellix ‘s DNS-management offerings.

What is Cloudflare DNS?

Cloudflare Top DNS Features

Here is a list of Cloudflare’s top features:

  • Website Optimization Services
    These services focus on page-loading optimization with improved speeds. This is obtained by combining services such as analytics, image optimization, and resource order sequencing.‍
  • Waiting Room
    This is a new Cloudflare traffic management tool that allows you to route excess users to a waiting room that is custom-branded to prevent overwhelming the servers with requests.‍
  • DDoS Protection
    Cloudflare offers DDoS protection through various services that help maintain the integrity of customer website performance by securing their networks and connected servers.‍
  • Bot Management
    Bot Management is obtained through Cloudflare’s mitigation service that uses analytics tools to view requests in real time.
  • Argo Smart Routing This tool helps detect real-time congestion and routes traffic to the fastest and most reliable resource across the Cloudflare DNS network.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)
    This product allows customized rules to be built into the dashboard and provides Terraform integration.
  • Load Balancing
    Cloudflare uses load-balancing techniques to steer traffic to healthy server pools to improve application availability and performance.

Constellix and Cloudflare DNS Feature Comparison

What is 1.1.1.1?

The DNS management provider released Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 with WARP to improve mobile internet performance. This is not suitable for someone looking for region-shifting or more confidential internet connections. Cloudflare stated 1.1.1.1 with WARP was “not designed to allow you to access geo-restricted content when you’re traveling. It will not hide your IP address from the websites you visit.”

Notable Cloudflare Outages

While Cloudflare provides many services that protect customer domains from potential downtime, they have not been immune to outages. Here are a few of their most recent events.

  • June 11, 2021 — An hour-long Cloudflare outage impacted multiple customers, including Discord and Shopify.
  • May 4, 2021 — Web hosting provider, Network Solutions, and Register.com both experienced a DNS outage. Their DNS provider is Cloudflare. Network Solutions’ clientele includes major financial institutions, magazines, and online retailers.
  • July 17, 2020 — Issues with Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS service caused an outage that took down sites like Feedly, Discord, Politico, Shopify, and more. Customers and their end users were unable to access these sites for nearly half an hour.

Who is Impacted by DNS Outages?

Cloudflare Pricing — How much does it cost?

Cloudflare and Constellix DNS Integration

Customers with Secondary DNS don’t pay two different providers for each query. Each provider will only charge for the queries they resolved. See our 5 Top Secondary DNS Myths Debunked post for some answers to more common misconceptions.

Download the CloudFlare Comparison Brochure‍

Cloudflare DNS comparison brochure
Cloudflare DNS comparison brochure

Constellix — Enterprise Edge DNS

Do you have any questions about the differences between Cloudflare and Constellix’s products or services or want comparison information related to another DNS provider? Book a demo to resolve your queries in real time.

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Originally published at https://constellix.com.

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