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Turned off NameCheap's CDN option, refresh, works. Turn it back on.

I wonder if I should find a better CDN. I know people don't like cloudflare, but I'm not so hot on paying a kings ransom for website speed.

@Matter Need? No.

I do like seeing my site pop up quickly, though. I will admit that I am optimization-crazed at times.

@ndegruchy I've had bad experiences with NameCheap.

The main concern with Cloudflare, as I see it, is that it's big, and can track a lot of people across the net. Choosing a less popular CDN (as measured by whotracks.me/trackers/) would have fewer issues.

Also: only CDN your images, if it makes sense to do that, and configure your Wordpress to directly reference the images on the CDN.

Avoid using a MITM proxy. (If something can do HTTPS from your domain name, alarm bells should be ringing.)

@wizzwizz4 @ndegruchy Host images on Github or Gitlab and link them back you get CDN + Version control ;)
When you write posts dump the media assets to a git repo and use it for the article.

At least that's what I do.

@null0x0 It'd be terribly slow. Even GitHub is not terribly fast, and has not great cache pragma. They also throttle.

Best case scenario there would be to use the GitHub sites option, then link to those.

@wizzwizz4 I agree with many of your points. CloudFlare would be a last resort, at least from a whole-domain caching perspective. I'd rather offload assets to a subdomain and let someone like CloudFlare manage that.

As of current, I use two (!) CDNs. NameCheap offers their EasyWP users free (but stunted) CDN through their Supersonic CDN service. That is what I use for generated pages and textual assets (JS, CSS). Shortpixel allows me to serve optimized images from their CDN for free, too.

@ndegruchy check out BunnyCDN, that’s who I use and they’re very cheap. Like less than a couple bucks a month for my traffic.

You get a 30 day free trial where you can work out how much traffic you used, so you have an idea what it will cost.

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