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CDN Cloudflare Does Cloudflare free plan has any bandwidth limits

Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by adamus007p, Dec 30, 2021.

  1. adamus007p

    adamus007p Member

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    Hello,
    Does Cloudflare free plan has any bandwidth limits?

    I have ecommerce selling a digital good and I am wordering if a subdomain for download resourcer should be behind CDN or not.
    1-2TB/per month of download (in case of server upload).

    1st server is for website only so it is under CDN (orange - proxied)
    2nd server is for hosting files only so I am wordering shall I use (orange - proxied) or keep DNS only (grey color)

    Does Cloudflare free plan has any bandwidth limits?

    Later maybe I will migrade to PRO plan but now I am using a free plan.


    I was googling but what are your experiences?

     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    For Cloudflare questions you can also ask on official support forum at https://community.cloudflare.com/. FYI, I'm an official Cloudflare Community MVP there too eva2000 :D

    Cloudflare generally has no bandwidth limit for HTML page asset serving. With the exception of serving non-HTML content like video files as they have a separate Cloudflare Stream paid service for video file serving.

    See section 2.8 of Cloudflare terms at https://www.cloudflare.com/terms/
    The exception to the rule is if you have a prior agreement as part of a paid service or an exception to your Cloudflare plan. For instance Cloudflare Enterprise plan users generally do have an exception to the rule or more lenient enforcement even without a prior agreement.

    The term disproportionate is vague, it really is reserved for folks pushing terabytes to the point of impacting Cloudflare's services which would need to be very high. They generally do give you a warning when you hit that limit and that you can do serving off a subdomain which has Cloudflare orange cloud proxy disabled.

    You can see other Centmin Mod users post their Cloudflare bandwidth usage at https://community.centminmod.com/th...idth-requests-are-served-by-cloudflare.15149/ with the record being held by @gabel at ~2TB/day last time he posted :D
     
  3. adamus007p

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    Thank you for your answer and time. Is it mean that I shoud use DNS only and do not use Proxy (orange)?
    I belive that in my case a files to download will be not cached. I can just hide my file server, but I am afraind and I don't want be banned. What I shoud to do?
    2TB/day wow nice.
     
  4. eva2000

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    You won't get banned for first warning. They will just warn you and then if you switch to non-orange cloud proxy DNS mode, it should be fine. It's hard to say what will trigger a warning at what level. You can try first and see as you won't get banned unless you ignore their first warning :)

    I serve some of Centmin Mod's downloaded files via Cloudflare too and did so on free and pro plans. But I was on Cloudflare Business plan for 2yrs and now I am on Cloudflare Enterprise plan for past 12 months courtesy of being an official Cloudflare MVP for past 3+ yrs so they generally are more relaxed on such restrictions.
     
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    I thought they will just ignore users on Free plan that consumes just 1TB daily :D
    First time I got this fallback video served.

    https://www.cloudflare-terms-of-service-abuse.com/stream.mp4