Well technically using a CDN no matter the size of the site will make the site load faster and decrease the load on the server. So sure there is a bigger benefit from very large & busy forums, you can't say that a faster loading, more secure site is a waste of time for smaller sites. And for the record, my largest forum (site) gets over 1,000,000 unique visitors per month, and my smallest site on CF gets 22,000 uniques per month. They both benefit.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:unless your board is very very large and very very busy, I doubt you will see any benefit from the extra caching that cloudfare does.
What is your source to back up your claim of "some of their other functions are not really of much good"? Do you not like free DDoS protection? Do you not like Web Application Firewall configuration? Using even the free level of CF makes your website faster and more secure. See https://www.cloudflare.com/overview/ and read.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:some of the other functions of it are not really of much good either.
Stop being negative. It works properly on my 5 sites. Needed hardly any work to make it work right. Others here have demonstrated it works earlier in this thread also. I'm beginning to think you work for a competitor to CF, you're constantly saying how bad it is or hard to configure. Stop spreading FUD.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:if it worked properly it would be different, but it doesn't work properly in many cases.
CloudFlare is new relative to phpBB but that has nothing to do with it. CF has been around for 6 years now though so I wouldn't agree that it's "fairly new". What bugs are not worked out yet, specifically? Comparing it to cPanel is irrelevant, it's not an apples to apples comparison.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: it is a fairly new server software package that In my opinion, basically plays to the insecurity of new users. not something that even has all the bugs worked out of it yet. cpanel has a history of adding new things to its package that do not work properly and/or are sometimes not safe, etc. robert
No offence but I feel you are really ill-informed about CF.