I have brought down the website moved back to netlify, but this seems like an issue people have written blogs about also. is there anyway one can avoid Cloudflare slowing pages on free or pro account. I have read online that even the pro account doesnt help as it is basically same as free is it true?
here is a case study blog where some one actually sit and test this to show what’s happening.
I am referring to the exact same copy of static site try the google page speed score 3 different times minimum and you will see how much it differ from time to time and also try a non root page for example instead of example.com try example.com/another
what I am trying to say here is it loads sometimes fast but then for no reason it become really slow slower than non CDN cheap server.
thats what I expected, I see big improvement in ttfb etc, but the only issue is that performance is not stable I get 99 score on mobile but few hours later it might go to 80 and I can see the content loading being really slow specially on images, which seems to be a manual limit of some sort on free account. but if there was a clear rule so I can know when the website is being slowed I can do something about it.
just to make clear I do not have this issue on netlify or a cheap vps I only brought the test sites to check with almost 0 traffic to be sure it has nothing to do with site traffic.
any clear response will be greatly appreciated on when Cloudflare slow website on free account and what can be done to avoid it thanks
Also, I would suggest you to give it a try with PHP-OPCache too
Even it is related to your Web server → can it handle all your web traffic and plugins? Are you using Nginx? Try tuning it a bit too.
Despite of not knowing what kind of type of server you have, hard to tell something more.
Depending on the website type, if possible I would cache it as a static HTML webpage using Cloudflare Page Rules and the Cache Level: Cache Everything option and set the Browser Cache TTL and Edge Cache TTL too → but, as some “login form”, you would end up even like having the cached “login/cart/checkout” page if using that kind of a Website even when you’re loggedin. So, try to set and use Origin Cache Control: On in that case.
You can try Argo Smart Routing as this could help you with dynamic content.
It’s impossible to get 100 / 100 using that tool, except if we exclude external 3rd-party scripts and fonts and advertisements (like Google AdSense).
Please, let’s stay productive here. You have posted 7 posts and not provided ANYTHING that we can use to debug it than your word.
To continue, please provide us with:
Your Domain/URL where you page is hosted under:
1.1. Cloudflare Pages
1.3. your website hosted on your VPS
Then we can run our own tests and see if a real issue exists. Also, you have not provided ANY of your testresults, then numbers. Please provide us with a link to tests if existing (for example to GTmetrix, WebPageTest etc).
Otherwise, all this thread will not lead to anything.
BTW: I never made any worse experience with any hosting provider than with contabo.