Amazon Route 53 vs Cloudflare DNS comparison

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We performed a comparison between Amazon Route 53 and Cloudflare DNS based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Managed DNS solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The most valuable feature is that it works very well.""The solution effectively monitors the health of resources and provides good identity access management.""Using Amazon Route 53 is located in a central place in Amazon AWS which makes it easier to manage every DNS entry in one place. You are able to manage your public and private DNS from there. We can create rules based on weight and globalization is impressive.""Technical support from Amazon is very good...Overall, the product is stable.""The initial setup is good and straightforward.""The solution offers you the flexibility to control configuration rules.""The main DNS resolution is really, really fast.""Amazon Route 53 is a DNS resolution service that helps you to map your hostname to another hostname."

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"The most valuable feature of Cloudflare DNS is security.""Even when there is a high load on our servers, Cloudflare is able to cache the data and serve it to users, ensuring they can still access the website.""The solution automatically detects and responds to certain types of traffic based on geolocation.""The solution is stable, and the DNS servers are simple to use.""Its ease of integration with Office 365 and the fact that it's a good product compared to what I had before""The most valuable feature of Cloudflare DNS is its global reach and it is always evolving.""The attacker won't have details since my public IP is anonymous. It offers us good privacy.""I get a lot of value from Cloudflare's API because it enables you to build a separate environment inside the solution. You can create a domain for performing test requests before you move to the production environment and connect various domains."

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"There are no detailed logs, and they should implement that in the solution.""The product could improve its price.""Route 53 would be better if it had the ability to handle multiple requests at the same time because we have a lot of users. I would like that to be optimized in the next version.""When you add a new DNS record instructing the solution to map one thing to another, it has to propagate to all the networks, which takes some time.""The product should improve its automation.""It may not always be easy to integrate with on-premise infrastructure, especially with the complexity of the resolver and other factors involved. Improvements could be made to enhance the ability to integrate seamlessly.""Supporting DNS check is one feature missing in the solution.""When we are looking at the model registry, it may be not clear sometimes. For example, if you use a single grid model and group or registry, it has a different SDK in the pilot. And it may be not so comfortable to use both of them because it is two different places for keeping things in order."

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"The solution could be more user-friendly.""Cloudflare should add more documentation and pricing to the cloud version.""The analytics, basically the dashboard, doesn't have much to it.""Cloudflare's free plan is limited to 5,000 records for their free plan. They should increase that. For example, if I create a domain called and a subdomain called, my record count will be two. I can make a maximum of 5,000 subdomains. However, if we use our own DNS hosted on another provider, there is no limit. Their free plan also lacks name server customization.""The tool needs to improve caching of servers. The product needs to include PFX certificate as well.""Cloudflare doesn't have a reverse lookup. We can only do a DNS lookup to get the IP address from the hostname. It doesn't work if you want to look up the hostname from an IPA address.""The documentation could improve for Cloudflare DNS.""We have noticed multiple instances where Cloudflare falsely indicates that our servers are down, even when there is no actual load on them. This makes it challenging for us to identify the exact issue."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing depends on usage and is moderate."
  • "The price of Amazon Route 53 is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution could be a little bit lower compared to Google DNS, which has more features than Amazon."
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  • "That is one of the great features. I was able to access the majority of the features and services for free."
  • "When you compare Cloudflare DNS to other solutions, such as Akamai, the price is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "We are using the free version."
  • "The pricing depends on the usage, but the cheapest would be around 5,000 USD a month."
  • "The product's pricing is minimal compared to other products."
  • "A free version of the solution is available."
  • "We are using the free tier of the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Azure DNS is a hosting service of DNS domains. It has excellent operating time and performance, resulting in fast resolution. We like the ability to view everything in the Azure portal - this makes… more »
    Top Answer:The main DNS resolution is really, really fast.
    Top Answer:The product could improve its price.
    Top Answer:Cloudflare DNS is a very fast, very reliable public DNS resolver. It is an enterprise-grade authoritative DNS service that offers great redundancy and advanced security with built-in unmetered and… more »
    Top Answer:Cloudflare DNS is widely used, and it's good for websites. If we use Cloudflare DNS and update one record, it updates in their office instantly.
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    Route 53
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    Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other. Amazon Route 53 is fully compliant with IPv6 as well.

    Powering over 38% of managed DNS domains, Cloudflare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world. With an average of a few milliseconds query speed, we have the fastest performance of any managed DNS provider. DNS updates happen within seconds, making DNS propagation delays a thing of the past.

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    Sample Customers
    Hess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
    GoDaddy, Nasdaq, Zendesk, DigitalOcean, OK Cupid, Cisco, Udacity, LogMeIn, Library of Congress
    Top Industries
    Educational Organization23%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm44%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Media Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon Route 53 vs. Cloudflare DNS
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon Route 53 vs. Cloudflare DNS and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
    735,226 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon Route 53 is ranked 5th in Managed DNS with 9 reviews while Cloudflare DNS is ranked 1st in Managed DNS with 12 reviews. Amazon Route 53 is rated 8.6, while Cloudflare DNS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon Route 53 writes "Effective for processing domain registrations and configuring load balancers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare DNS writes "A stable, affordable, and easy-to-install product that provides resiliency and protects from threats". Amazon Route 53 is most compared with Azure DNS, Google Cloud DNS, Cisco Umbrella, NS1 Managed DNS and Neustar UltraDNS, whereas Cloudflare DNS is most compared with Quad9, Google Cloud DNS, Azure DNS, Cisco Umbrella and Hurricane Electric Free DNS. See our Amazon Route 53 vs. Cloudflare DNS report.

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