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  1. Luke Pettway

    Wow this is definitely some interesting news. I’m pretty excited to see what everything looks like as well as how it all works.

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  2. Jeffrey

    Nice tool. Looks like WPTavern got a B grade.

    My site got an E grade. :-(.

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    • Lee Jackson

      I got an f. I’m with cloud flare. … hmm :(

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      • Rob

        Find a balance between security and speed has been one of the key issues in 2015 in the webperf space. A few good articles that touch on the topic include this one on measuring SSL performance and RSA keys …. https://certsimple.com/blog/measuring-ssl-rsa-keys … and this one on making secure connections fast … https://www.maxcdn.com/blog/ssl-performance-myth (disclaimer: authored by me).

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      • KTS915

        chrislema.com got an F. And yet some folks consider that to be the site of a WordPress guru.

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        • Toby

          Some folks think a lot crazy things that are simply not true. Some folks believe that everything technical should be ‘easy’ because ‘Google!’ Again, without lots of education and context, this is simply not true.

          Chris has always played himself as a communicator of ideas; bringing technical teams better productivity. His whole career is centered around that spindle. The fact that he does what he does within the sphere of ‘Technology’ (pretty successfully I might add) doesn’t really make him a guru of Technology. He comprehends a lot of things over a mature career in the industry. Yet he isn’t the guy you would hire to code something complex. He is the guy you would hire to make sure that your team of (expensive, yet valuable) coders work better together on complex projects.

          As a writer though, I am pretty sure you knew all of this, right? So why throw darts? Passion is a wonderful gift, when focused properly.

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          • KTS915

            He’s also the guy who claims to be able to tell you (among other things) what theme to use and which host to go with. He gets affiliate commission for doing so, and yet his site scores an F.

            Apparently, you think the people he’s persuading to follow his guidance are “folks thinking crazy things.” And yet, apparently, you think it’s OK to take advantage of them.

            I don’t.

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        • Ryan Hellyer

          Well somebody got out of the wrong side of bed this morning didn’t they? Perhaps find someone who gets a good grade, and complement them. It’s much more productive than whining :P

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    • Ryan Hellyer

      WPTavern.com got an A grade when I tested it. Did you guys do anything special to achieve that? Or was it just dumb luck?

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  3. wplovin

    http://i.imgur.com/LvnVTq9.png – is this valid win/win situation, lol? :D

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  4. David McDougal (@digitalpure)

    I would love to drop CloudFlare and switch to the Sucuri WAF/DNS… we have been Sucuri clients for YEARS and have only had to use the cleanup twice. If I could move all that inhouse that rock. Cannot wait to give this a run!

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    • Tony Perez

      Hey David

      You can already do this. If you’re still a client, just submit a ticket and ask to try the WAF product.. they’ll enable it for 30 days if you’re interested..

      Tony

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  5. Alex Juchniewicz

    What’s the cost per month going to be? Are you going to offer a free version similar to what CloudFlare does to with your WAF and cleanup?

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    • Tony Perez

      You can already find the cost on our Website Firewall page.. it starts at $9.99 a month and goes up from there depending on your need.

      No, there won’t be a free version.

      Thanks

      Tony

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  6. Ciprian

    This also means competition for CloudFlare, so they might improve their services. This should be interesting.

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  7. Ryan Hellyer

    This is going to be hard to improve your ratings on I think. It seems to be mostly measuring your ability to serve content based on geo-location. My site serves content plenty fast enough for anywhere nearby, but it slows down a lot in overseas places like the USA. Short of setting up servers in each location, I’m not even sure how to fix that aside from changing to a different server host.

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    • Jeffrey

      I think it is also affected by the time when you test the site. At the time of writing, my site got an F, and WPTavern got a C. Both dropped one grade.

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    • Andreas Nurbo

      wonder how its done. I cant duplicate the times using other tools. Sucuri site itself is weirdly fast in their own tests. Feels a little off.

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  8. Andre

    Interesting to see where this Sucuri goes as an alternative. I tried my Shaped Pixels site and got an E, lol. I won’t worry too much about that because the grade seems to fluctuate a lot in a matter of minutes with sites I’ve entered in and then once again minutes later. I put in one where it got an A, then about 8 minutes after, it got a D. I just turned on my host account’s Cloudfare (free through Media Temple) to see what grade I get with that. With Webpagetest, I got all “A”s except first time byte at 1.197s which gave me an F, lol. An F at just under 2 sec.

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  9. Joachim Jensen,Intox Studio

    First time I tested my site, intox.dk, it got an A. Now it gets a D, yet another site of mine (in the same server farm) gets a B.
    I like tools like this, but to get more conclusive results, it would need to be able to measure the average loading time (e.g. over a couple of seconds or minutes) instead of just 1 point in time. It even looks like it caches the results for a while, so re-testing immediately does not work.

    I have previously used a service called pingfinity.io to monitor my sites like mentioned above and would get detailed statistics of loading time across the continents, but unfortunately that closed down.

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  10. Csaba Kissi

    I’ve tested their performance tool on about 7 domains I own and have to say that this tool is useless as the results are inaccurate. There must be some issue with their test servers in few locations (Dallas, Atlanta, LA … saturated bandwidth or something like that) because I got 5 seconds connection time to my server in New York. I got same results for my VPS in Atlanta (even tested from their Atlanta location !!). I then tested from my dedicated box I have in Atlanta and instead of 5 seconds I got 0.07 seconds! I also did cross server tests with same results, every result below 1 second.
    Then I decided to ask my friend who also has about 5 domains on 2 different servers to do some tests. And he said that he experienced weird results too.

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  11. Adeel Sami

    I love everything from Sucuri, they are the savior. No doubt it will be the competition to CloudFlare.

    And great that I got A+ for my blog. :)

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  12. Harsh Agrawal

    My site got A+ grade. I’m hosted on Kinsta Hosting & using Cloudflare for CDN.

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  13. Ryan

    Another great tool being offered by Securi. But I agree with some of the other comments. Some of the results from different locations are a little weird and seem to be inaccurate.

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  14. Simon

    Fantastic News. I’m really hoping the CDN works out. I’ve been considering using a CDN but if Sucuri are going to cover it, then I’ll just wait and use that.

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  15. Chip

    It’s almost a year later. Where’s the Sucuri CDN?

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  16. andre

    Interesting tool for performance testing. But there’s a big difference in results between tools.pingdom.com , gtmetrix.com, and this tool.

    My results in this tool are a lot worse than compared tools.pingdom and gtmetrix.

    Total load time for ChrisLema.com here is 0,2..sec while in gtmetrix it is 2.8sec and 2.09 in tools.pingdom

    With my site it is more consistent, I had an F here with 1.6sec, but 0,6sec on tools.pingdom and 1.6sec via gtmetrix (normally that’s around 1.2sec).

    So I wonder how these measurements are made and how reliable they are.

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