I have some situations with cdn

I found that the case without cdn is even better than the case with cdn.
What’s the reason? Is it because the free CDN is less effective?

In addition, the difference is very small for that I with Argo and without argo,. Is it because the effect of Argo service is based on the level of cdn?

Does anyone know why?

What are you measuring as better? is it TTFB? By default Cloudflare does not cache the HTML files since many sites are dynamic and can contain sensitive information. You can setup Cloudflare to cache the html files; than if the CDN has the file in cache it should be faster than the origin server.

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Hi , I used pingdom to measure it, I just want to test the effect of dynamic CDN on line optimization.
So no caching was turned on

I’ve tested a lot of sites with and without Cloudflare from many different locations from around the world and always seen a significant improvement overall. Even with sites that load under 1 second.

You should also give these tools a try.


If it’s just a local business, you should try installing this on your own server. https://github.com/adolfintel/speedtest


First and foremost, Cloudflare is strictly speaking not a CDN but a distributed reverse proxy.

Secondly, can you post some of those examples where direct access was faster?

Thirdly, whats the URL?

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Thks, I try to do it.

It is the url is company living url.
my test site is right.

A small demonstration: I have a domain hosted Australia. The apex domain (seby.io) is using Cloudflare :orange: and is setup to cache the html. The subdomain (dns.seby.io) is not using Cloudflare :grey:. Both return a very simple html page.

Cloudflare documentation on terminology when performance testing: https://www.cloudflare.com/learning/performance/test-the-speed-of-a-website/

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