Hi, I’m a new subscriber to Cloudflare Pro. I subscribed because you mentioned that it would improve my website by 300%. I would have liked to attach screenshots here, but it seems it’s not possible. Previously, I was only using the Rocket plugin. According to the GTmetrix report, I had a Grade A, 100% performance, 100% structure, the Largest Contentful Paint at a maximum of 721ms, Total Blocking Time at 7ms, Cumulative Layout Shift at 0, and Speed Visualization was 0.7s.
However, after subscribing to Cloudflare Pro and reactivating APO (Automatic Platform Optimization), my website’s performance worsened significantly. It’s even worse than having no optimization plugin at all. Here are the updated scores: Grade E, performance dropped to 47%, structure is now at 76%, the Largest Contentful Paint increased to a maximum of 4.2 seconds (SECONDS!), Total Blocking Time at 198ms, Cumulative Layout Shift remains at 0, and Speed Visualization now takes a whopping 7.9 seconds (SECONDS!) before the page fully loads. The performance is severely impacted, and on the front end, you can feel how slow the website has become.
Cloudflare Free version upcourse no APO, just Rocket plugin