What´s your experience using CloudFlare?

Discussion in 'XenForo' started by Nirjonadda, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Nirjonadda

    Nirjonadda Aspirant

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    Hello TAZ community!

    I´ve read the description of CloudFlare services on their website and it sounds good so far. Now I´m interested in your experiences by using CloudFlare services. No matter which services you are using or have used, I´m curious to hear from you guys how powerful and useful CloudFlare services are! Xenforo compatible with cloudflare?

    Make me some output about Incapsula.com seems to be good working alternative. A lot easier to configure as well.

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
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  2. pierce

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    Ill let the stats talk for themselves

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  3. Nirjonadda

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    piercepierce, Are you happy with CloudFlare? What plan you are using? Xenforo compatible with cloudflare? Do we need any customization for XF ?
     
  4. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    Shows he voted pro, and cloudflare usage instructions are readily available on XF's site. :)
     
  5. pierce

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    I would probably cry if I had to part with cloudflare.

    While I know that the "load" its taking off is static files and not php files(Because you cant cache dynamic content), I use it for the Web Application Firewall, page rules caching etc.

    Xenforo.. you set it up and modify it and fine tune it as you go along.
     
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    99% satisfied.
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  7. pierce

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    RoldanLTRoldanLT what do you do? can i get a link to your site?
     
  8. RoldanLT

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    That domain is combine of Wordpress and XenForo.
     
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  9. pierce

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    You are doing what I do in a day. That is just nutty volume of traffic.

    Are you on a business or even enterprise plan?
     
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    Just PRO plan.
     
  11. pierce

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    Thanks!
     
  12. Nirjonadda

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    Have any issue happen when using cPanel SSL with cloudflare ?
     
  13. pierce

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    I dont have cpanel.

    Biggest issue is if your ssl is "flexible", cloudflare asks your server for the non https.

    If your non https directs to https... then you will have an infinite loop problem.

    Just change it to full. But that then breaks if you have a 2nd server.... then you need a page rule.
     
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  14. pierce

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  15. Solidus

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    I always have more uncached bandwidth than cached, I wonder why.
     
  16. pierce

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    I have page rules, which have been criticized by Mr Digial Point :) to cache avatars and attachments
     
  17. Shin Ryoku

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    I've gone back and forth between no Cloudflare and Cloudflare Pro on my main site.

    Overall I'd say that my site is faster with no Cloudflare than with Cloudflare Pro, but that may be because my site is unusually image-heavy, and the no Cloudflare option has my images served via KeyCDN and my DNS via DNSMadeEasy.

    Overall my site is modestly slower with Cloudflare. Not a big deal. But with Cloudflare, I occasionally get user complaints that the site is *very* slow, and I tire of troubleshooting those. It's too bad because I really do like some Cloudflare features.
     
  18. pierce

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    Did you not cache attachments?

    How does this site load??

    https://irish.gallery/forums/ulster.2/
     
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