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Are you usung Cloudflare to speed up Wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by damagro, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. damagro

    damagro Registered Member

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    Hi all, I am curious if you have experience with Cloudflare? I am using a quite heavy theme with loading time around 1.5 sec, Will Cloudflare able to speed up the website?
     
  2. mikeoff

    mikeoff Junior Member

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    Yes, they will.
     
  3. Winternacht

    Winternacht Junior Member

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    It definitely speeds up your website, i recommend to directly integrate it with w3 total cache plugin. It also takes work off your server as it caches the static parts of your website and preloads it to the visitor from their servers.

    You can check your website via gtmetrix.com - it analyzes with YSlow and Pagespeed and gives alot of recommendations for improvements.
     
  4. vikingred

    vikingred Newbie

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    I think cloudflare is garbage. Seriously. Use a paid service like amazon.
     
  5. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    If you thinking of spending money you can cut all the nonsense and start bird dogging dedicated servers.
     
  6. yolktail

    yolktail Newbie

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    Well Yeah i have experienced Cloudflare it's Good for a website but apart from that when we talk about theme and content settings so we will have to obviously do some settings for it and active responsive theme when you are done with cloudflare cdn and theme. So i would suggest you to find an expert to do it for you here Young lady on fiverr website after forward slash type this username jannamorrison
     
  7. onlythabst

    onlythabst Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How much does cloudflare cost? Is it just a plugin or do I have to host with them?
     
  8. cjshort

    cjshort Registered Member

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    I use cloudflare on all of my websites. Not only for page speed but for the simple SSL and analytics integration it provides. It's a gem when you are prioritising rapid development.
     
  9. Nitros

    Nitros Power Member

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    there is also paid option in cloudflare.
     
  10. upstarter

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    It's a content delivery network. They offer free and paid service. $20/month for 1st website and $5 for additional sites.
     
  11. coolsheet

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    As @upstarter said

    They have a free version and a paid version. If you go for the paid, just use Max CDN.

    No plugin required but....

    Cloudflare, I might be wrong, integrates with W3 Total Cache and works much better when combined with it.
     
  12. brownmichaelb47

    brownmichaelb47 Newbie

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    I also suggest you please do not used this.

    because this is not good for you.
     
  13. Seljo

    Seljo Regular Member

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    Get a propper hosting!
     
  14. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Cloudflare is great if you don't update your content very often. So it depends on the kind of site you have. I would not use it in e.g. ecommerce sites ..
     
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    alex12345la Newbie

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    I used cloud flare on and off with multiple sites...there is not a huge difference in speed and if I update content often...it kinda sucks.
     
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    Careful also that cloudflare will exclude some of your visitors to avoid spam/attacks, I've had cases where it excluded legit visitors as well.
     
  17. Gogol

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    They don't exclude it totally. Instead, they render a CAPTCHA page to them. So I would not worry about it.
     
  18. oldweb

    oldweb Regular Member

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    I'm interested in using cloudflare for some of my heavy resource sites. I'm going to do some research on it, sounds interesting for me as I have had to buy 3 different reseller accounts to handle my resource use even though I have not that much traffic.
     
  19. psychosimo

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    i'm using cloudflare on some of my websites , and i can tell that there is a difference, they load faster compared to the ones without cloudflare !!
     
  20. Tobi252

    Tobi252 Newbie

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    I´m using cloudflare on some of my websites with positive results. I can recommend this service if you have a small site with and don´t want to spend money. If you have a bigger site, I advise you to buy a real "real CDN".

    Cheers