Cheap CDN Hosting: QUIC.cloud and Cloudflare

A CDN traditionally hosted only static files like images, JavaScript and CSS. But new technologies from QUIC.cloud and Cloudflare, allow for full site hosting on POPs around the world. Finally, cheap CDN hosting is within reach, and it'll change web hosting forever. Welcome to a new world, where … [Read more...]

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

Update: This opinion piece is outdated. Since I wrote it, Cloudflare has introduced dynamic caching, and with the WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin, you can achieve amazing performance by caching everything. Here's an updated article on how dynamic CDN caching can compensate for cheap … [Read more...]

5 Web Hosts with Great TTFB and LCP Metrics

Low TTFB times are a good judge of hosting. Towards May 2020, Google updated one of its metrics to judge page speed. This new metric called Largest Contentful Paint or LCP is the time it takes for the page to render the most prominent visible element. According to Google, optimizing LCP is crucial … [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. All web hosts allow you to integrate directly with Cloudflare for free as part of their … [Read more...]

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