Web infrastructure and website security company Cloudflare has announced that it will launch its own cloud hosting service called Cloudflare Pages.
The company’s latest product is compatible with JAMstack and gives developers an easier, faster, and more collaborative way to build websites for free.
With Cloudflare Pages, entire sites can be built directly at the edge of the Internet and closer to end users, resulting in performance increases that are up to twice as fast as other web hosting platforms.
Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince explained how the company’s new product will benefit developers in a press release, saying:
“From day one, Cloudflare was built to serve developers. Over the past decade, millions of developers have relied on us for our network performance and security services. With Cloudflare Pages, we’re now providing them with a scalable, fast, secure, and cost-effective platform to build next-generation apps they can deploy globally. Internally, we believe it’s only a matter of time before an individual developer sets up a billion dollar business on their own. We hope that Cloudflare Pages provides the building blocks to help make our belief a reality. ”
Using Cloudflare Pages, developers can build massively scalable sites as they are built on Cloudflare’s global network that spans over 200 cities in over 100 countries. These sites will also be secure by design, as the company provides free SSL certificates as standard and its Web Application Firewall (WAF) is just a click away.
Collaboration is a big part of Cloudflare’s new product, as Pages integrate seamlessly with GitHub and automatically generate preview links for each commit. This makes it easy for all stakeholders on a site to provide feedback, and users can add an unlimited number of collaborators to each project for free, making Cloudflare Pages ideal for teams of all sizes. Once a webpage is complete, it can be deployed directly to the Cloudflare edge using Git integration.
The free tier of Cloudflare Pages allows users to work on one version at a time with up to 500 versions per month. Upgrading to the Pro plan for $ 20 per month allows five concurrent builds with 5,000 builds per month while the Business plan at $ 200 per month allows 20 concurrent builds with 20,000 builds per month. No matter which plan you choose, you can create an unlimited number of sites with unlimited requests and bandwidth.
Interested users can register here to join the beta and start testing Cloudflare pages for themselves.