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Technologies > Reverse Proxies > Cloudflare > Reports Overview > Market Report

Cloudflare Market Report

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How well do you know your market? Find out who your most promising prospects are, and how they look like. Discover in which parts of the market your competition thrives.

Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of Cloudflare as reverse proxy service on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 230 pages covering this information:

  • Reverse Proxy Services Industry Reports
    • Usage and Market Share Report
      How popular is each of the reverse proxy services? Shows percentages of usage and market shares for all 22 reverse proxy services that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of the reverse proxy services change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage and market shares for all reverse proxy services since January 2016.
    • Growth Rate Report
      Which are the fastest growing reverse proxy services? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all reverse proxy services both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
    • New Site Usage Report
      How popular is each of the reverse proxy services among new sites? Shows percentages of usage and market shares for all reverse proxy services among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
    • Top Site Usage Report
      Which reverse proxy services are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each reverse proxy service the share of top sites among all the sites that use that specific reverse proxy service.
  • Cloudflare Reports
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of Cloudflare change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage and market shares for Cloudflare since January 2016.
    • Change Report
      Which percentage of sites switched from another reverse proxy service to Cloudflare and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between Cloudflare and other reverse proxy services. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
    • Ranking Breakdown Report
      Is the popularity of Cloudflare higher among high traffic sites? Shows usage and market shares of Cloudflare broken down by popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is among the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites. Also shows the popularity rank of Cloudflare among all reverse proxy services in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
    • Market Position Report
      Where in the market diagram lies Cloudflare? Shows the market position of Cloudflare in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites, compared to the most popular reverse proxy services.
    • Multiple Reverse Proxy Services Usage Report
      How frequently are other reverse proxy services used together with Cloudflare, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of Cloudflare together with other reverse proxy services (if any). We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
    • Cross-Technologies Breakdown and Segmentation Reports
      In which markets is Cloudflare particularily strong and which one is the most popular competing technology in each market? A set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage and market shares of Cloudflare on any top level domain compared to its usage on all websites and the most popular competing technology on each top level domain. Also shows the rank of Cloudflare among all reverse proxy services for each top level domain, compared to its overall rank. Furthermore, this includes the ranking and percentages of all top level domains among all the sites that use Cloudflare.

      These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of Cloudflare broken down by

      • Content Management Systems
      • Server-side Programming Languages
      • Client-side Programming Languages
      • JavaScript Libraries
      • Web Servers
      • Operating Systems
      • Web Hosting Providers
      • Data Center Providers
      • DNS Server Providers
      • Email Server Providers
      • SSL Certificate Authorities
      • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
      • Traffic Analysis Tools
      • Advertising Networks
      • Tag Managers
      • Social Widgets
      • Site Elements
      • Structured Data Formats
      • Markup Languages
      • Character Encodings
      • Image File Formats
      • Top Level Domains
      • Server Locations
      • Content Languages
    • Geographical Distribution Report
      How popular is Cloudflare in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of Cloudflare by country.
    • List of the 300 most popular sites using Cloudflare including their usage of other reverse proxy services (if any).
    • List of up to 300 popular sites that started using Cloudflare in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the reverse proxy services they were using before (if any).
    • List of up to 300 popular sites that discontinued using Cloudflare in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the reverse proxy services they are using now (if any).

Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.

Table of Content

This is a preview of the current report's table of content.

1. About this Survey 3
2. Quick Summary 5
3. Reverse Proxy Services, Industry Overviews 6
3.1. Usage Overview 6
3.2. Historical Trends 7
3.3. Growth Rates 15
3.4. New Site Usage 16
3.5. Top Site Usage 17
4. Cloudflare, Technology Market Reports 18
4.1. Historical Trends 18
4.2. Changes 24
4.3. Ranking Breakdown 25
4.4. Market Position 26
4.5. Multiple Reverse Proxy Services Usage 27
4.6. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports 29
4.6.1. Content Management Systems 29
4.6.2. Server-side Programming Languages 51
4.6.3. Client-side Programming Languages 53
4.6.4. JavaScript Libraries 55
4.6.5. Web Servers 59
4.6.6. Operating Systems 61
4.6.7. Web Hosting Providers 63
4.6.8. Data Center Providers 92
4.6.9. DNS Server Providers 103
4.6.10. Email Server Providers 118
4.6.11. SSL Certificate Authorities 133
4.6.12. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 136
4.6.13. Traffic Analysis Tools 138
4.6.14. Advertising Networks 145
4.6.15. Tag Managers 151
4.6.16. Social Widgets 153
4.6.17. Site Elements 157
4.6.18. Structured Data Formats 161
4.6.19. Markup Languages 163
4.6.20. Character Encodings 165
4.6.21. Image File Formats 168
4.6.22. Top Level Domains 170
4.6.23. Server Locations 204
4.6.24. Content Languages 211
4.7. Geographical Distribution 218
4.8. Popular Sites using Cloudflare 219
4.9. Sites using Cloudflare only recently 225
4.10. Sites that recently stopped using Cloudflare 231


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