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Cloudflare special plans: Lite and Pro Plus
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Cloudflare special plans: Lite and Pro Plus

xprebounxpreboun Member
edited December 2022 in News

After Cloudflare decided to raise costs by 25%, I was debating between keeping the Pro plan or downgrade my hobby site to Free... Made my mind to downgrade, then there's a special plan popped out called Lite.

Based on the description, it's "everything in free and Enhanced WAF + Enhanced bot mitigation + Super Bot fight mode + Cloudflare Managed Ruleset" (without APO and additional page rules). The difference between Pro and Lite, seems to be the additional page rules + "Lossless image optimization + Automatic mobile optimization + cache analysis + APO plugin for WordPress".

There's a link to https://developers.cloudflare.com/plans/, where a comparison of Free, Lite, Pro, Pro Plus, Business and Enterprise are listed (where on https://www.cloudflare.com/plans/ there's only Free, Pro, Business and Enterprise). Google cache's Nov 14th cache does not show Lite and Pro Plus on the chart webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://developers.cloudflare.com/plans/ and Internet Archive's Dec 1st capture showed it https://web.archive.org/web/20221201215705/https://developers.cloudflare.com/plans/. So I think it's safe to assume the two special plans comes when Cloudflare announced they'll increase price for current plans.

Edit:
Price for Lite seems to be $12/month on my end. Since the special plans only shows up during the process of downgrade, if someone have a Business plan they can try to downgrade to Pro (you don't need to actually downgrade, the special plans should show up on step 2 - after you select which plan you want to downgrade to). My wallet is not rich enough to pay for the pro-rated $200/month subscription lol.

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Comments

  • It would be awesome if they added waf in the lite plan and it cost like $5

  • @Ahfaiahkid said:
    it cost like $5

    That sounds like a dream to me. Nope, it's $12/month.

  • None of the features I actually like from pro are in the lite plan.

    I guess pro plus is mostly for people who want custom certificates.

  • free plan , and enable Argo smart routing (pay as you go) ... it's so fast ...etc

  • seems these two plans are new. They would be first testing with developers and then put on main site?

  • Seems CF wetting the grounds for retiring free plan. Lite is almost identical to free. Very little value added. Few years and here you go - sneaky announcement about "need for improvements" and discontinue free plan.

    I hope that bunny will up their game with that DNS hosting. But who am I kidding... CF has the most brightest engineers in that industry.

  • If cloudflare discontinue free, they will lose their monopoly on cdn market share, though akamai is still making the big bucks through enterprise clients.

  • @Ahfaiahkid said:
    If cloudflare discontinue free, they will lose their monopoly on cdn market share, though akamai is still making the big bucks through enterprise clients.

    What monopoly? Free services are marketing, nothing else. All those free tier users will convert like crazzy if 5$ plan will kick in instead of free. On the other hand, free tier users are good ginea pigs to test some ideas, features.

    That's tough question to answer...

  • https://blog.cloudflare.com/adjusting-pricing-introducing-annual-plans-and-accelerating-innovation/

    They have no plans to get rid of the free plan just yet. "Finally, I wanted to mention that something isn't changing: our Free Plan. It will still be free. It will still have all the features it has today. And we're still committed to, over time, rolling many more features that are only available in paid plans today down to the Free Plan over time."

  • I'd pay $5 a month (not $12 though) for account wide but with features that usually cost $5 minimum, i.e. stream, images, Argo and rate limiting (though, that is now free really). Doesn't have to be unlimited on all, but like basic amount for all of those.

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  • Paid Monthly:
    Paid Annually:

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  • Do not use Lite:

    After switching to Lite, the WAF Managed ruleset is not accessable, you just get a page that is the same as the one for free users.

    Also, the bots page just throws an error, so super bot fight mode is also not available.

    So:
    No Cloudflare Managed Ruleset
    No Bot Fight Mode

    I could create a ticket by submitting it to the billing appartment, they told me, after around 2 days, that they have forwarded my ticket to the development department.

    It's now a week and I haven't heard anything and the WAF page is still the same as the free page and the Bot page is just this:

  • @pedagang said:
    free plan , and enable Argo smart routing (pay as you go) ... it's so fast ...etc

    works great?

  • @xpreboun said: Based on the description, it's "everything in free and Enhanced WAF + Enhanced bot mitigation + Super Bot fight mode + Cloudflare Managed Ruleset"

    install crowdsec by yourself and save the lite subscription

  • SwiftnodeSwiftnode Member, Host Rep

    @pedagang said:
    free plan , and enable Argo smart routing (pay as you go) ... it's so fast ...etc

    Yup, this is how we do it as well, works great.

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