WordPress Site Speed with & without Cloudflare CDN
As I love open source software, Moodle in one LMS of choice, yet most of my e-learning sites are built on another amazing open source platform known as WordPress, enhanced with the very powerful LMS plugin of Learndash. This powerful combination gives you a huge number of powerful advantages, including your choice of hosting providers. Therefore before swapping hosting providers for a client’s website, we did a number of speed tests to ensure the move would benefit us all.
What is a CDN?
Loading speed is an important part of any website or e-learning site for how google ranks you. Hence todays speed tests look at Jetpack to see if it offers any speed advantages when used on a slow website that also uses the popular CDN of Cloudflare on a non optimised slow site.
TEST 1 – No Jetpack with Cloudflare
Test 2 – Using Jetpack and Cloudflare
Test 3 – No Jetpack with Cloudflare
Test 4 – With JetPack and Cloudflare
These Jetpack slow site speed tests prove that when used with Cloudflare, it can slow down your site. Hence just use Cloudflare on its own, which also gives you the benefit of a free SSL certificate.
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