New to CDN’s.
My wordpress site is hosted on SiteGround and I signed up for the free Cloudfare option. Siteground automatically created a 301 redirect to the www subdomain which is connected to Cloudfare in the DNS – I know that part at least went properly.
But so far, I cannot tell that anything has changed.
When I view the source of my web pages, I was expecting to see the src attribute for images and scripts now pointing to cloudfare. But as far as I can tell, they are still loading from my SiteGround server. Is that not how it works?
If I open developer tools in Chrome and look at the sources, there IS now a rocketloader script being pulled in from cloudfare, but otherwise, nothing seems different. Cloudfare seems to have just ADDED an extra script to load, which I would expect slows down my site more than it improves it.
I just had a look at pagespeed insights, and the results are pretty bad. Worse than before I implemented cloudfare. (Previously I was using Autoptimize and Cache Enabler plugins for wordpress, but I switched them off because I assumed cloudfare would render them redundant.)
Finally, I’ve turned on auto minify for html, js, and css. I see that my site’s CSS files ARE being minified. But the HTML is not.
So, I am generally confused. If I look at my cloudfare analytics dashboard, I see that cached files are being served, but lots of non-cached files are also being served. Why?
Thanks for the help.