I feel that my site Grade fall from D to F on GTMetrix.
I have disabled all cache & optimization plugins. There is one plug-in named ENDURANCE CACHE which is Bluehost server level cache. I have disabled it too. BH customer care said it won’t affect anything by enabling/disabling it when I use Cloudflare Free plan.
Is it correct ?
Also BH hosting plan offers integrated Cloudflare. Is it better than manual free plan of Cloudflare or not ?
In short, ps tell me best combination from this elements I have : Bluehost inbuilt Cloudflare, Cloudflare free plan, Endurance Cache Plugin, Wp-optimization plugin.
Actually I mentioned that it went from D to F on GTMetrix. I could literally felt that site took 6-8 seconds instead of 3-4 Seconds to load. I will share screenshot soon. I keep 24 Hours Gap between each settings to give sufficient propogation & cache building time.
Currently only Cloudflare Free plan is active.
Then I will test other permutations and combinations of Wp-optimization , Endurance Cache Plugin and using Bluehost integrated Cloudflare service. Will take screenshot of GTMetrix for each settings and post.
My site is www.Viofo.in.
Currently no Cache or optimization plugin active.
BLUEHOST’s Endurance CACHE Plugin is also disabled. Bluehost integrated Cloudflare plan is disabled.
Nameservers pointing to two NS of Cloudflare free plans. These changes were done 12 hours ago. One may check GTMetrix ranking now.
It is good to see it is giving E grade now. Hope tonsee atleast C after 12 Hours.
Here is link. This is With Cloudflare Free plan. I will change NS to Bluehost server only with Bluehost server cache plugin enabled and no Cloudflare after 15 Hours. Then After 24 Hours of this change, I will test again on GTMetrix.
Please dont do this. Just put Cloudflare into it’s developer mode or if you like unproxy your DNS records - I would recommend the first option. Then test again, as setting it into developer mode will bypass every feature Cloudflare offers and just proxy the traffic as it is.
Things are not getting better over time, but it actually depends on how many requests has been made to the ressources, as Cloudflare only serves them from cache for the second request.
Cloudflare indeed is compatible with some Wordpress Plugins, but if you want to get the best out of Cloudflare please use APO which is super optimized and probably the best product in terms of speed/performance you can get from Cloudflare ATM.