18 Feb 2017
I’ve been working on Cloudflare for the past two days. I thought I was just going to give up on it and deactivate it because it was too complicated for me. But with the help of people from SiteGround, WP Rocket, Jetpack, and KeyCDN who have more technical skills than me, let me show you the before and after of BernardGo.com’s load time using Pingdom and GTmetrix.
Before (just KeyCDN):
Dallas 3.98 s / 2.83 s / 1.09 s / 811 ms / 827 ms
Melbourne 2.37 s / 947 ms / 610 ms / 614 ms / 624 ms
New York City 1.99 s / 1.13 s / 1.09 s / 1.03 s / 1.21 s
San Jose 2.95 s / 1.53 s / 1.42 s / 1.45 s / 1.48 s
Stockholm 3.59 s / 832 ms / 830 ms / 764 ms / 879 ms
Vancouver 1.9 s / 1.6 s / 1.5 s / 1.5 s / 1.8 s
After (KeyCDN + Cloudflare):
Dallas 5.55 s / 464 ms / 532 ms / 576 ms / 530 ms
Melbourne 2.74 s / 466 ms / 1.01 s / 451 ms / 584 ms
New York City 4.40 s / 1.04 s / 1.42 s / 717 ms / 719 ms
San Jose 3.12 s / 1.27 s / 979 ms / 1.01 s / 994 ms
Stockholm 4.54 s / 368 ms / 370 ms / 363 ms / 367 ms
Vancouver 2.9 s / 1.1 s / 0.8 s / 0.9 s / 2.1 s
KeyCDN + Cloudflare is faster than just KeyCDN.
I don’t really want to deal with this anymore. But I can’t help but be obsessed with how fast my website loads.
I should probably stop doing this, and focus my time and energy on reading and writing instead. Maybe I would have finished a book in those two days I spent working on this.
I just need to make sure that I’m subscribed to the blog of SiteGround, Namecheap, KeyCDN, Cloudflare, WP Rocket, Jetpack, and Thesis. I’m sure there are still other important blogs out there that I’m not subscribed to yet. But I’ll subscribe to them when I encounter them. I just need to be updated with what’s happening so I can make educated decisions about my website.
I envy other writers who somehow ignore their websites and just write. They just live their lives and read and write. They don’t bother that much with how fast their websites load. I hope that one of these days I’ll be able to live my life and read and write and not bother that much with technical stuff anymore.