Our WordPress experts frequently give talks about speed optimizing WordPress, so it’s only natural that we get plenty of speed optimization related questions from WordPress users and developers alike. Cloudflare pops up occasionally in the discussion with some people and when they hear our answer they’re often surprised.
In our experience Cloudflare slows down a WordPress site more often than not. It also comes with a security risk, so we decided that we should write a blog post about our experiences.
Cloudflare sells their service with the idea that a website should route their traffic through Cloudflare’s servers instead of receiving
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While others try to add more components to their hosting to make it go faster, we decided to build our hosting cloud fast from the ground up. We did so by stripping out everything we knew was deadweight.