Performance Impact After Install Apps

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#1

There’s lot of a apps on Cloudflare dashboard now. The Particle is really cool apps I want to install. But I just preview on dashboard without install it, because I don’t know how the apps impact to my web load and performance. If I install the Particle apps (or another apps), will the apps increase my web load, performance, and http request?


#2

No. Cloudflare apps add content to your website output on edge servers that means there would be no extra load for your server and BW.

Your server =====> Edge server (CF) =====> Client


#3

It has a slight impact on your site’s performance:

  1. Smaller apps that are completely housed at Cloudflare will appear to load from your site as they are injected by Cloudflare. They add a negligible performance hit.

  2. Other apps will add other resources loading from other sites, increasing your load time and number of resources.

In one case, I add a relatively small app, but it makes calls to Google for font css and the font files plus the app’s home URL, turning would be about a half-second load time into 1.6 seconds.