Cheap Web Hosting is Sufficient with New Cloud Caching!

Welcome to a new world, where cheap, low-cost web hosting is sufficient for most sites. Sounds too good to be true? It's not. Technology is changing the web hosting game in ways that are shaking up the industry. Cheap Web Hosting - A Bad Idea? For years, you may have heard that cheap web … [Read more...]

Cloudflare’s “Cache Everything” + Cheap Hosting? Nope!

You're not the first person to have thought of it. If you can use Cloudflare's "Cache Everything" page rules for free, then you can store your HTML on their EDGE servers throughout the world. This means your visitors will get almost instantaneous responses, and you no longer have to upgrade your low … [Read more...]

Best Web Hosts for Optimizing LCP and TTFB

Towards the end of May 2020, Google updated one of the metrics by which it judges page speed. This new metric called Largest Contentful Paint or LCP, refers to the time it takes for the page to render the biggest visible element. "Biggest" here means most visible - not the number of HTML nodes. … [Read more...]

Enabling Cloudflare Server Push with .htaccess

In mid-2016, Cloudflare announced that they were adding support for "Server Push". This is a very cool technology that can dramatically reduce the time a browser spends downloading resources. Basically it means that the server can send some files to the browser even before the browser actively … [Read more...]

Why Cloudflare is the Best CDN (Even if it’s Free!)

I've been experimenting with a lot of different CDNs lately, and I've come to a realization. Cloudflare is the best CDN out of all the others in the market. It's easy to take it for granted. It's free, after all. It comes with most hosting plans out of the box. Hosts like SiteGround for example, … [Read more...]