How To Speed Up Your Website With CloudFlare

Author: Kenneth ([email protected])

Published: Sunday March 14, 2021

Although CloudFlare speeds up your website automatically with their worldwide Content Delivery Network (CDN) automatically, there are additional steps you can take to improve page load time. In this short piece, we will go through 2 points that can improve your page speed by more than 50%.

Minify JS, CSS & HTML – reduce the web page size by minifying JavaScript, CSS & HTML. Having a smaller web page means a fast loading site. Go to the speed tab then optimization and select the checkboxes.

Increase Cache Expiration – during this period, the browser loads the files from its local cache, speeding up page loads. Go to the caching tab then configuration. Set the Browser Cache TTL to a higher value like 1 day.

There are more settings under their premium plans like Polish which improves image load time by optimizing images but this piece is meant for free subscribers.