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We performed a comparison between Cloudflare DDoS and Linode based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"The capabilities of the software are strong enough for me to do what it's supposed to do. For me, we don't need to do a lot of configuration on our site. We just enable it and monitor it.""The best feature is rate limiting. If I'm expecting 500 visits per hour, Cloudflare will limit the requests if I suddenly get 50,000.""Cloudflare is by far the most effective solution that I have come across.""The simplicity of the solution is its valuable features as almost no effort was needed to learn the configurations. It is also one of the cheapest firewalls available in this category.""Cloudflare is simple to use.""Cloudflare DDoS is better than its competitors for its security, deployment, and scalability.""The blocking feature is very good.""Cloudflare DDoS mitigates DDoS attacks."

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"Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.""Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.""For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.""We can scale up and down as we require.""It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy.""The cloud management panel is nice.""The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me."

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"Operating and tuning the product is difficult.""There are premium tier live service and lower tier live service, so we opted for the lower tier. But there is no medium tier where we pay a little extra and get a bit more service. So if that can be improved.""The onboarding process can be improved a little bit.""The free plan has limitations. For example, I can only set up three rules, and the application firewall is unavailable.""Our subscription plan for the solution has a limitation of bot signatures.""The tool should provide on-premise versions. Currently, all versions are cloud-based.""Lacks a VPN feature to provide a secure connection to the data center.""The response time for support must be reduced."

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"It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America.""The product must improve its security.""It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done.""There is no notification from the company regarding upgrades.""They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful.""There is room for improvement regarding customer support.""I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode.""I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price tag is no longer $200,000, but rather $300,000 to $400,000. It's twice."
  • "The pricing of the solution is cheap. The licensing cost is also very low. I rate the cost and pricing a three out of ten."
  • "The solution is not that expensive."
  • "The solution's pricing lacks transparency."
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  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
  • "Being that they are small, their prices are slightly higher than the large providers like Amazon if you compare raw computing power."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
    Top Answer:Cloudflare DDoS mitigates DDoS attacks.
    Top Answer:The solution's pricing lacks transparency. You never know what you're paying for, and even their team sometimes cannot give you a correct answer on how they calculate something.
    Top Answer:When I started using Linode, I found its functionality easy to navigate, user-friendly and responsive to my needs. It provides clear reminders about services I'm not using, like DNS zones, which I… more »
    Top Answer:Compared to other providers, I find Linode's pricing a bit higher. Storage could be more affordable.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure what could be improved at Linode since they're likely already making enhancements, especially with the Akamai acquisition and, I don't have any specific suggestions as I haven't… more »
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    Protect your Internet properties with a cloud-based, always-on DDoS protection, powered by the intelligence harnessed from Cloudflare’s always learning global network

    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

    Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.


    Sample Customers
    crunchbase, SoFi,, LogMeIn, DigitalOcean, okcupid, Montecito, Discord, Udacity
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company45%
    Media Company27%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business89%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise4%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare, NETSCOUT, Akamai and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: May 2024.
    772,277 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cloudflare DDoS is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Linode is ranked 6th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 27 reviews. Cloudflare DDoS is rated 8.6, while Linode is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cloudflare DDoS writes "Perfect from my perspective; simple, user-friendly and easy to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Straightforward to set up, helpful support, and the Object Storage is useful for system backups". Cloudflare DDoS is most compared with AWS Shield, Prolexic, StormWall Website Anti-DDoS Protection, Arbor DDoS and Radware DefensePro, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Cloudflare and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

    We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.