Cloudflare WordPress APO and Pro
My cycling website's hosting server is located in the US right now.
Most of the visitors come from the US, followed by UK and Canada.
But, a large number is also from Australia and the Philipines.
Based on my previous testing, hosting server location doesn't impact page-load speed by a lot.
However, while that holds true for most locations, Australia and southeastern Asia seem to be sort of cut-off. With notcieably longer, slower, average page-load times.
That, in addition to just stupid curiosity, was a reason for giving Cloudflare APO a try.
Unlike the free plan, APO allows Cloudflare to work as a real, proper CDN.
Taking care of cache invalidation, and caching even the dynamic WordPress WooCommerce pages, without any hiccups (mixing cart contents for different users etc.).
That works a lot more trouble-free compared to LiteSpeed.
I also gave Cloudflare Pro a try.
Some extra performance and security options.
This is my article, with step-by-step installation and configuration instructions, test results and comparison with LiteSpeed:
Cloudflare WordPress APO + Pro review
TL/DR - LiteSpeed Enterprise you get for free (included in the hosting price) with a decent shared/reseller hosting provider gets you 90% of the performance gains, so CF APO & Pro are nothing to write home about. But for websites making income, I think they can be a good choice.
I'd like to thank @Ympker for taking the time and helping out with the "visitor subjective feel" testing. Much appreciated.
- What's your take on the Cloudflare's paid plans?9 votes
- It's a waste of money22.22%
- Maybe, for some use-cases55.56%
- WordPress APO is good, $5 isn't that huge11.11%
- It's a must-have for most mid/large sized websites11.11%
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