I have a WordPress client who I am desperately trying to get to move to Cloudflare for a few reasons. The primary reason is site performance and the secondary reason is security (their priority order, not mine). They have balked at moving DNS management to Cloudflare, so they want to pursue the CNAME Setup option. I suppose all things are generally equal between the traditional DNS configuration and CNAME Setup. Has anyone found that not to be the case? Meaning is the CNAME Setup option in any way inferior in performance improvements (excluding the domain-wide protection offered by the traditional configuration)?
My other concern is whether or not the CNAME Setup will work nicely with the Cloudflare WP Plugin. I haven’t found anything that says it does not, but I also haven’t found anything that says it does. Does anyone have any experience with CNAME Setup + WordPress Plugin?
Thanks so much for considering this for me!