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Wordpress Cloudflare Guide: Using Cloudflare with Wordpress

Discussion in 'Blogs & CMS usage' started by eva2000, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Cloudflare has a new article on Using Cloudflare with WordPress. Worth reading :)
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    Notes for Centmin Mod Nginx Usage
    • For CSF Firewall whitelisting of Cloudflare IPs and setting up Nginx realip pass through you can setup tools/csfcf.sh script outlined at Beta Branch - csfcf.sh - automate Cloudflare Nginx & CSF Firewall setups
    • Cloudflare API token usage is per Cloudflare account. So be aware of this as Wordpress plugins save Cloudflare API token and if your Wordpress site does get compromised, so would the Cloudflare API token be compromised and the hackers would have access to all sites added within that Cloudflare account. You probably want to have a separate Cloudflare account for the site so have unique Cloudflare API tokens. Cloudflare Enterprise plans allow for separate API tokens, but Free, Pro and Business plans do not offer this feature Expanded availability of Multi-User access.

     
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    I'm using this: Caching Static HTML with WordPress/WooCommerce
    For my biggest Managed WP Site, I can say it's 300-500% better than wp-super-cache and keycdn cache enabler.

    We are now using small Dedicated server from $470 per month Dedi down to $174 USD.
     
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    I guess that is without Cloudflare Business Plan's bypass cookie page rules though ?
     
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    With Cloudflare Business Plan Bypass Cookie Rule.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh i see.. that that would explain the boost in performance .. not bad if you can afford Cloudflare Business plan at US$200/month :)
     
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    Still we save $100 with speed boost :).
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah - doing the maths, it makes sense. @BamaStangGuy I know did the same moving to Cloudflare Business Plan and reducing dedicated server hosting costs.
     
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    With wordpress site, it's pretty easy but on XenForo site with 60-70% logged users we can't utilize much the page caching for guest.
     
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    FYI, Cloudflare Enterprise plans also allow Custom Cache Key, Cache by Device or Cache on Cookies too Caching Anonymous Page Views
     
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    I am using Cloudflare for one of my website which is related to trivia questions and the site has 200k monthly visitors, Cloudflare free version still supports this site totally free of cost. its just amazing. love it