Solved

Using CloudFlare with WPengine

Posted on 2014-04-28
9
2,724 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-29
My client goes from

(register) Godaddy to CloudFlare (DNS) to my server at WPengine.

Here are my questions.

1. Does CloudFlare simply index and cache the site to get page for their CDN?
2. Without the WP CloudFlare plugin, will CloudFlare still work without the server connecting to it or does having the DNS go to it enough?  I guess this goes back to question 1.
3. Is it it a good idea to have 2 CDNs running, one from CF and the other from the host?

Anything else that you think I need to know would be helpful.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jason94024
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
ID: 40030232
1. Pretty much

2. Yes.  The plugin just adds a little bit of control of some CloudFlare functions from your site, but doesn't really affect caching operations.  

3. You do not need CloudFlare if you using WPEngine's CDN.  No benefits are achieved.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jason94024
ID: 40030251
thanks, if you had to guess, who has a better cdn, CloudFlare or WPengine?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jason94024
ID: 40030252
thanks
0
On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40030373
Overall, I would stick with just WP Engine.  CF is great but the WP engine solution is fully integrated with their hosting.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jason94024
ID: 40030389
thanks and one last question, would the site load faster if I skipped CF and went from Godaddy to WPengine? or is that millaseconds I should not worry about.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40030397
Your site will load faster running on WPEngine than GoDaddy and also be more secure.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jason94024
ID: 40030416
I am sorry I phrased that wrong, write now the register is godaddy, then it goes to CF then to WPengine, would it be faster to set the A record in go daddy and bypass CF?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40030474
Ah.  No, not tremendously. Your earlier comment of "milliseconds" applies.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jason94024
ID: 40030584
cool, thanks for the insight.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

WordPress has made it easy to create scalable sites based on their powerful CMS, but as great as WordPress is, there are some SEO issues that haven’t been addressed out of the box.  Fortunately these problems can be solved with a few plugins.  The f…
How to create your own WordPress Theme Before I begin with the theme design tutorial, I would like to give you the basics of what is required to make a WordPress Theme. The most basic WordPress theme only requires 2 files: a style.css file and an…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to properly insert a Vimeo Video into a WordPress site or Blog. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the permalinks on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Go t…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question