Cloudflare DNS vs Google Cloud DNS comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cloudflare DNS and Google Cloud 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Cloudflare DNS vs. Google Cloud DNS Report (Updated: September 2023).
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"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.""It is a stable solution. I rate the stability a ten out of ten...I rate the scalability a ten out of ten.""The most valuable feature of Cloudflare DNS is security.""The solution automatically detects and responds to certain types of traffic based on geolocation.""The most valuable feature of the solution is external DNS. It is also very secure. They have their own main server and once you configure it, the product takes care of everything. There are no issues in resolving IPs and low latency is also present.""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.""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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"The tool is well integrated. We don’t need the interface of another provider. The product helps me manage my domain and write in Google Cloud.""The scalability is good.""It is a scalable solution."

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"The tool needs to improve caching of servers. The product needs to include PFX certificate as well.""There might be helpful if there was some web application firewall feature.""The documentation could improve for Cloudflare DNS.""Cloudflare should add more documentation and pricing to the cloud version.""The analytics, basically the dashboard, doesn't have much to it.""An integrated SSO feature would be useful for Cloudflare DNS.""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 solution could be more user-friendly."

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"It needs to provide better integration.""The solution's price could be better.""The UI is tricky to understand for people who have not worked with DNS records. People with little to no experience with DNS records can find it hard to understand. For example, you need to know the hallmarks to input records since they need to be matched in a specific format."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I am not sure about the pricing. However, I can give you a rough estimate which is like ten cents per month per zone."
  • "It is expensive but cost-effective."
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    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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    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.

    Google Cloud DNS is a scalable, reliable and managed authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) service running on the same infrastructure as Google. It has low latency, high availability and is a cost-effective way to make your applications and services available to your users. Cloud DNS translates requests for domain names like into IP addresses like Cloud DNS is programmable. You can easily publish and manage millions of DNS zones and records using our simple user interface, command-line interface or API.

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    Sample Customers
    GoDaddy, Nasdaq, Zendesk, DigitalOcean, OK Cupid, Cisco, Udacity, LogMeIn, Library of Congress
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm44%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Media Company8%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Media Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cloudflare DNS vs. Google Cloud DNS
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare DNS vs. Google Cloud DNS and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Cloudflare DNS is ranked 1st in Managed DNS with 12 reviews while Google Cloud DNS is ranked 7th in Managed DNS with 3 reviews. Cloudflare DNS is rated 8.6, while Google Cloud DNS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cloudflare DNS writes "A stable, affordable, and easy-to-install product that provides resiliency and protects from threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud DNS writes "A reliable and stable product for public and private domains ". Cloudflare DNS is most compared with Quad9, Azure DNS, Cisco Umbrella, Amazon Route 53 and Hurricane Electric Free DNS, whereas Google Cloud DNS is most compared with Quad9, Amazon Route 53, Azure DNS, Cisco Umbrella and Verisign Public DNS. See our Cloudflare DNS vs. Google Cloud DNS report.

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