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Why on CloudFlare my website has become slow

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by radichone, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. radichone

    radichone Registered Member

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    I have tried the free plan of CloudFlare in order to speed up my website however after Cloudflare the loading speed has become slower. Any idea why?
     
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    did you change settings on cloudflare?
    do you use CloudFlare as an addon in w3 total cache?
     
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    Because CF has to load content from your site. If the connection between CF and your site is slow, it seems slow from the frontend.
     
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    In its most common usage, cloudflare acts as a security intermediary between your server and the front end user.

    Simplified, cloudflare filters through users and their information, saves information and weeds out potential threats and then sends the users through to your website.

    So, just think of cloudflare as a security filter between your server and the end users.

    If your website is slowing down you will want to check out the cloudflare settings to make sure they are compatable with your server configuration.

    A common misconfiguration error would be setting up the cloudflare nameservers and/or DNS.

    Since you want to filter users through cloudflare you need to add your nameservers on cloudflare.

    Cloudflare probably walks you through this, but there could still be a misconfiguration error on the cloudflare setup or on your websites local server.

    All setting up the nameservers and DNS on cloudflare does is tell the servers to direct traffic through the "security filter" that is cloudflare first. Then, once cloudflare says the traffic is secure, they are passed on to your website.

    So thats where Id check first. Double check for dns and nameserver misconfiguration errors. Cloudflare should have several articles and posts explaining this entire process in detail.

    Good luck to yah mate!