It seems like everyone is talking about Cloudflare and many of my friends and colleagues use it in their projects. I couldn’t resist that hype, and I decided to try it, and I must admit that I’m not impressed. It just complicates things and constantly tries to sell some bullshit services such as image optimizer, which is just a clumsy attempt to solve the problem that should be solved on a different level.
The only benefit of Cloudflare is that my website became accessible from Russia. It looks like my IP address was used by someone who wrote something unpleasant about the horde of crooks and thieves who call themselves Russian government, so they forced all Russian ISPs to block that IP.