Avatar of badwolfff
badwolfff
Flag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on

How to recreate cloudflare's rocket loader and spdy functionality on my site withou Cloudflare?

I have a website with and EV SSL certificate. I had it on Cloudflare before the certificate arrived but once it did I realized that since it is a custom signed certificate to be able to continue showing my site's signature Cloudflare demands an exorbitant 200$ per month! The problem is that I can't turn on even the free functions of Cloudflare anymore due to this and am at a loss given that my site was a lot faster before with Cloudflare's rocket loader working.

Cloudflare also has a couple of other tools called Spdy and rail gun which also help speed up ssl sites and of course there is rocket loader. Is there a any way these can still be used thrown some manual configuration, without having to fork out money I don't have to them?

I use cpanel by the way. Any suggestions or help would be highly appreciated.
JavaScriptSearch Engine Optimization (SEO)AJAX

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
DrDamnit

8/22/2022 - Mon
DrDamnit

I am not familiar with the term "custom signed certificate". You mean self-signed?
badwolfff

ASKER
No sorry
It is a geotrust certificate with company name and green bar - this is the highest level of verification as they check your company status and persons etc
Just google EV ssl certificates
DrDamnit

To the rest of your question, SPDY is not unique to Cloudflare. It's a newer version of HTTP. See: http://www.chromium.org/spdy/spdy-whitepaper. It's been experimental, but I believe has now been adopted or absorbed into HTTP/2.

As far as "speeding up SSL connections" that's mostly hogwash on the modern web. SSL connections used to be slower because of the initial handshake that's required to exchange the keys for the encryption. But modern crypto is so fast and efficient, this overhead is really not worth worrying about unless you're Google scale.

Lastly, RailGun appears to be their proprietary version of on-the-fly / stream data compression to get content between their nodes. You won't be able to duplicate this without creating your own CDN.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
badwolfff

ASKER
Cpanel and spdy don't seem to agree :(
How about rocket loader?
DrDamnit

OK. Just call it an EV Cert.

I think it's ridiculous that they want $200 / month to host your EV cert. That falls into the category of "Go home Cloudflare. You're drunk." or "Ok Cloudflare, now you're just making things up."

Unless you need what cloudflare offers (CDN, anti-ddos, etc...) then you could just drop them for VPS hosting. Put other large resources that you need on Rackspace, which has SSL, and be done with it.
DrDamnit

CPanel has nothing to do with SPDY. You can have Either without the other.

CPanel is a group of scripts for server management. SPDY is a protocol. Either your hosting provider supports it or they don't.
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
badwolfff

ASKER
I have a vps with linode and am very satisfied
I only use Cloudflare for dns parsing and speed :(
DrDamnit

Rocket loader is just javascript that loads resources in the background instead of during page load. This is something that a competent web developer should be doing anyway.

It seems like it's a preboxed version of the advice that Google PageSpeed gives when it tells you to remove blocking IO. (See: https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/BlockingJS).

It makes it appear that the page loads faster even though some resources still take seconds to load, but since they do it in the background, it's not as noticeable.

See: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168056-What-does-Rocket-Loader-do-
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
DrDamnit

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
DrDamnit

Also, since you're running a VPS, if you have access to the shell, and can add / remove Apache2 modules, there's this:

https://code.google.com/p/mod-spdy/

That gives you SPDY.
All of life is about relationships, and EE has made a viirtual community a real community. It lifts everyone's boat
William Peck
DrDamnit

Did this answer your question?