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  1. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello

    Does anyone use cloudflare.com. I am looking at ways of speeding my WordPress site up and a few have mentioned to use cloudflare.com.

    My site is using woocommerce and has about 15k products on so looking at ways to speed it up.

    Many thanks

    Paul
     
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  3. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh and i am using 20i.com if that makes a difference.
     
  4. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yea, Cloudflare is great but make sure you are making the most optimising things server side too.
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    How would i check server side?

    i am using a reseller account on 20i so maybe i need a vps/dedicated for the site now as it is getting quite big with products.
     
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    Have you made sure you’ve optimised the site as well? In terms of imagery, caching etc. Hosting wise, SiteGround has been great speed wise for me
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    I am working through the site tonight, optimising DBs etc

    Just need it loading under 5 seconds instead of 11 lol
     
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    Litespeed Cache works wonders for WordPress, trust me. If you pair it with QUIC.cloud CDN and LSMCD (Litespeed version of Memcached) you will be a lot happier. Cloudflare is irritating in my experience. Obviously this relies on you running Litespeed as a web server apache replacement. Well, you could run it alongside Apache (if you really needed to).
     
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    I migrated to Siteground due to poor speed at previous host and the performance increased a lot.
     
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    Cloudflare default options may result in a very slight improvement but to get the best out of it takes a bit of adjustment, paying $20 for the pro version also opens up a few extra options including on the fly image conversion and a very good web application firewall.

    As mentioned above though, your biggest hurdle is usually the origin web server and local optimisation. With many product pages image optimisation is likely going to be where you can make the biggest performance gains.

    I'm not going to comment on individual hosting companies but paying more for better performance and support usually pays back many times over.
     
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    Robert Smith Active Member Full Member

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    Bin off wordpress and you are away.

    Cloudflare is better than godaddy premium etc
     
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  13. Admin

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    Do you know about 20i's edge caching (inside 'manage hosting' for the domain)? Go and investigate if not, tonnes of toggle switch options to fine-tune. Combine with checks on gtmetrix.com... and visual inspection/testing as some can cause site anomalies depending on what combination of WP plugins, builders etc you are using.
     
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    also check you are on their wordpress hosting with stack cache
     
  15. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    yes i am on 20i wordpress hosting.
     
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    Anything is better than GoDaddy premium though, let's have it right. WordPress is a brilliant platform if you can get it just right. If you're just looking to create content and not too arsed about building a website or being able to fuck about in Elementor etc, take a look at Ghost. It's built on NodeJS and it's absolutely rapid. None of the bloat of Wordpress and relies on API integrations and Zapier to build cross-platform compatibilities, instead of plugins and all of the shite WordPress ruins itself with.
     
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  17. Robert Smith United Kingdom

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    I know Ghost - Node/React and Headless is the future.

    Also worth a look is Umbraco - i use it a lot