my site is currently limited to my IP by htaccess, so I’m the only visitor. When I did not visit page for few hours (like maybe 8 hours I guess), first load take 8 seconds. next loads are fast ~1 seconds. when I go to clodflare dashboard and I click on Purge cache, it has same effect - 8 seconds first time.
My web is Prestashop eshop.
Can I avoid that 8 seconds somehow? of course I can set somewhere hourly cron job to visit my page, but is there some more elegant way?
What is default expiration time of cloudflare’s cache? Can I extend it?