It’s best to optimize your WordPress site with the usual WordPress tools. APO really does just one thing: Cache an HTML URL when it’s safe to do so. Without APO, Cloudflare does not cache HTML, so APO will greatly speed up your pages for users who are not logged in.
@Barry45613 To fully optimise a site for performance and speed, you need to optimize 3 segments.
segment 1 - connection between visitor and CF edge server i.e. CDN cache, WAF, Firewall, Page Rules, Mirage, Polish webP, HTTP/2, HTTP/3, CF Workers (i.e. custom/advanced caching) etc
segment 2 - connection between CF edge server and your origin i.e. Argo, Railgun & Full SSL/ECDSA SSL certificates
segment 3 - your origin server’s performance/optimisations i.e. web server, PHP, MySQL server optimisations and server hardware specs.
Cloudflare can only help for segments 1 & 2 for cached guest/non-logged based visitors. Now for Cloudflare CDN cache miss/bypass and logged in user for web apps like forums/wordpress performance is determined by segment 3.
So dynamic pages’ performance could purely be due to segment 3 factors related to your origin server itself i.e. web server, php and/or mysql database performance which need optimizing and/or better hosting or sometimes Wordpress plugins or origin side improvements.
http://wdful.com, tested APO is not working even we opened it on background of Cloudflare and your plugin at Wordpress on Friday, please have a check, thank you
Please contact me by [email protected] if any question, such as permission.
@eva2000 ,thank you, we are now just using shared hosting, but we do not know the performance is so bad, we need a better server, do Clouldflare have？ and do you have any suggestion that is cheap and nice?
How do you think of those cloud server free? we wanted to have a try at Google but stopped.
price/cheap is relative but I don’t use shared hosting as you’re competing with other shared customers for server resources and thus potentially slower performance. I usually use VPS or dedicated servers and self hosted. But for shared hosting, probably good to ask at https://www.webhostingtalk.com/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/webhosting/
Thank you, no more than 10 plugins we just activated and theme is in optimizing, do you know we can only use one between you Cloudflare and WP rocket at WP?
Have you made APO work normally for my site? please contact support and contact by email if any permissions needed.
And how do you think of the server? I am interested at Alwyzon now