Pro customers once every 6 days

Hi,
Yours page says:
We crawl sites based on the Cloudflare pricing plan for the domain.

  • Free customers once every 14 days
  • Pro customers once every 6 days
  • Business and Enterprise customers every other day.

this means that if we post daily updates to the blog the new blog entries will only be accessible to visitors vie your servers after 6 days of being posted on our website??

Hey, I answered the same question on the other thread, here it is:
https://community.cloudflare.com/t/1000-to-5000-simultaneous-users/213276/18?u=skander

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thanks so the Pro plan can have a fully functioning site which will always be online even if our server goes down?

You can use CF Page rules to set Edge Cache TTL

CF CDN cache minimum cache time (Edge Cache TTL) is different from Browser Cache minimum time which is 30 minutes for various Cloudflare plans for https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/218411427#summary-of-page-rules-settings

  • free plan = 2hrs Edge Cache TTL
  • pro plan = 1hr Edge Cache TTL
  • business plan = 30 mins Edge Cache TTL
  • enterprise plan = 1 second min Edge Cache TTL

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thanks…

We crawl sites based on the Cloudflare pricing plan for the domain.

  • Free customers once every 14 days
  • Pro customers once every 6 days
  • Business and Enterprise customers every other day.

this means that if we post daily updates to the blog the new blog entries will only be accessible to visitors via CF servers after 6 days of being posted on our website??

That is for additional services (can’t see it on mobile, but I believe it’s for Always Online). The update, if the actual website is up and running, will be instant, provided the headers are correct or after the cache expires.

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so the websites are constantly monitored for changes?

Yeah, it’s a reverse proxy.

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Thank you for your kind answer Eva - can you please confirm Cloudflare is constantly updating its cache in real time? we will be constantly uploading new posts each day - we cannot wait for them to be crawled 6 days after they were posted - as the crawl frequency is set at 6 days for the pro plan

The 14/6/2 day updates are about Always Online, which are cached copies for when your server goes down. It has absolutely nothing to do with regular caching / CDN behavior.

You can set your cache expiry headers to the desired values (edit: see eva’s reply below). This is only relevant if you set it to “cache everything” through a pagerule.

Cloudflare doesn’t “crawl” your website, it’s a reverse proxy.

I would suggest reading the documentation carefully and/or getting someone to handle the onboarding for you to avoid any issues if you’re not familiar.

Actually CF CDN cache minimum cache time (Edge Cache TTL) is different from Browser Cache minimum time which is 30 minutes for various Cloudflare plans for https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/218411427#summary-of-page-rules-settings

  • free plan = 2hrs Edge Cache TTL
  • pro plan = 1hr Edge Cache TTL
  • business plan = 30 mins Edge Cache TTL
  • enterprise plan = 1 second min Edge Cache TTL

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