Using Cloudflare and Quic Cloud together, is it worth it?

Started by Рупорт, Jun 16, 2022, 02:25 PM

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I volunteer with an animal rescue and we are currently using geekstorage PX2 hosting plan with litespeed for a WP site built with elementor pro

We have CF free plan and right now i am trying the QC free plan although ill probably go with the paid plan as its not too much

My plan is to use CF for static and QC for dynamic content and media optimization, is there anything wrong with using 2 CDNs, is it better to just go with QC?

CF does offer a decent amount of things for free so i figured might as well utilize it



I know this is not hosting related but i wasnt sure which category i should use to make the post

Thanks
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Austin

Well done for volunteering for a worthy cause, it's good to see.

Can I just advise you to be careful, however. All the things you mention (caches, sitebuilders, CDNs, free features) have significant downsides. I've used them all (OK, except Quic cloud) and they are all useful for solving certain problems, but every one you enable can cause problems. There's a danger that you're doing more harm than good, in other words. Using 2 CDNs is not a good idea, to answer your question.

The sorts of problems I'm talking about are sites loading slowly or displaying incorrect content or error messages or no content at all due to interactions between the various caches and plugins. To find the problem you have to turn them all off, then re-enable them one by one, which can take a lot of time. If there are lots of them there may be dozens of permutations to complicate things.

So, my advice is to enable features like this one by one, test to make sure they're actually solving a problem and doing no harm (measure page load times under load, mobile views, contact forms and everything), wait a couple of weeks to see if anyone complains then move on to the next one. Don't use them just because you "might as well".
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redshrey

Stick to CloudFlare. It will automatically cache static and accelerate dynamic plugin. As I recall, they have a WordPress plugin, but maybe it's chargeable now.

QC has their own CDN setup as well so you're just being redundant by combing the two...
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Plan

Since you're using Wordpress then try out Super Page Cache for Cloudflare By Optimole. That's what I use with the CF free plan.
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Mycrib

At the end, it's the same thing occurring. The only difference is the images are stored on CF versus your own server.

You don't need this service as I explained several times. CloudFlare markets it since they're loss making and need to become profitable eventually.

I would only purchase such solution for streaming videos since that's resource intensive.
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johngf

Quote from: Austin on Jun 16, 2022, 02:28 PMWell done for volunteering for a worthy cause, it's good to see.

Can I just advise you to be careful, however. All the things you mention (caches, sitebuilders, CDNs, free features) have significant downsides. I've used them all (OK, except Quic cloud) and they are all useful for solving certain problems, but every one you enable can cause problems. There's a danger that you're doing more harm than good, in other words. Using 2 CDNs is not a good idea, to answer your question.

The sorts of problems I'm talking about are sites loading slowly or displaying incorrect content or error messages or no content at all due to interactions between the various caches and plugins. To find the problem you have to turn them all off, then re-enable them one by one, which can take a lot of time. If there are lots of them there may be dozens of permutations to complicate things.

So, my advice is to enable features like this one by one, test to make sure they're actually solving a problem and doing no harm (measure page load times under load, mobile views, contact forms and everything), wait a couple of weeks to see if anyone complains then move on to the next one. Don't use them just because you "might as well".
If you start doing something, then do it and don't be hesitant about what others think, you will first learn, and then you can take on additional work!
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rajeshmehra615

Like Cloudflare, QUIC CDN is also a reverse proxy CDN provider. Usual CDN providers (AWS CloudFront, Google Cloud CDN, etc.) only serve your static files (images, CSS, JS, etc.) from their servers.

nevertheless, reverse proxy CDN providers serve all your static files as well as dynamic HTML files from their CDN. This feature provides some additional benefits compared to a regular CDN provider, as pages load much faster.
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