I signed up to cloudflare from a the dreamhost cpanel , yesterday. My eCommerce site is hosted by dreamhost and I already have SSL setup I picked the 9.99 a month package and made a account.
My primary reason for doing this was to improve my website loading speed for SEO. When I test my site today , my scoring is same as it was before I signed up to cloudflare. I am not sure what I need to change to improve the speed. On the speed tab in the cloudflare website I checked all of the Auto Minify check boxes. I selected “lossy” for the polish option. I enabled Brotli and Mirage. Rocket Loader is set to automatic.
On the DNS tab I was told I would have to add the cloudflare CNAME to the DNS via the dreamhost website , but it seems they did it for me automatically as it now shows up under the Non-editable records for the DNS on the dreamhost site.
I also noticed that the Verification TXT Record For CNAME Setup on the DNS tab is empty , is this normal because Dreamhost is taking care of things ? Or is this something I must add ?
Please help me get started so I can enjoy the speed ups from using cloudflare CDN.
Thank you !