Two free Reverse Proxy and CDN services

Website security will be your prime concern when you build an app. In this article, I want to talk about some reverse proxy services along with CDN providers that are available on the internet.

When it comes to security and CDN together, the only service that comes to my mind is Cloudflare. It's mainly because of their amazing free plan they are providing. They don't charge a penny for your bandwidth or HTTP connections.

Cloudflare is a reverse proxy service which will protect you from DDOS (Denial of Service) attack. Cloudflare simply hides your origin IP address and shows one of the Cloudflare IP address. And attackers may not be able to launch DDOS on your origin web server directly without knowing the origin web server IP address.

They also cache your site's static as well as dynamic contents by using page rules. Also, they provide up to 5 free firewall rules to configure.

They do encrypt the traffic between your user's browser and your origin web server with simple setups. They a have dedicated tab for installing apps (widgets and services) to your website in an easy way. You don't need to code it on your website.

The Cloudflare Workers is another popular service provided by them, and the good news is that it is cheap and there is a free tier for that.

The features provided by Cloudflare includes Always Online, Unlimited Cache Purge, Email Address Obfuscation, Server-side Excludes, Hotlink Protection, etc...

The downside I found with them is: I can't proxy wildcards with Cloudflare. And also customers cannot CNAME to us with proxy on setup. You will need an Enterprise plan for those settings. And you need to change your Nameservers to Cloudflare provided ones to use their services.

But definitely, without doubt, Cloudflare is one service you can't ignore.

The next service I  want to talk about is Arvancloud Technology. It provides wide services which include CDN, DNS, security, storage, video platform, live streaming, video ads, and cloud computing etc..

They are not as famous as Cloudflare. And their service is reliable for small to large websites. They offer services in pay-as-you-go modal. You only need to pay for what you use. And they offer a free plan for everyone to get started.

They offer 50GB bandwidth and 1,000,000 HTTP requests and a 200 Cache purge requests per month in their free tier of CDN (Content Delivery Network) service. And it includes basic DDOS protection for your website.

Actually, they allow more settings in their dashboard. You are able to set up many page rules currently without many limits compared to Cloudflare. They do have an amazing support team to answer all our queries. And you will really love their support.

Overall Arvancloud is an emerging technology in the Internet market. And we could hope more from them. Hope you find this article helpful. Thanks.

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