SUCURI is a Cloud Based Security Provider (CBSP), but did you know that it comes with a global CDN (Content Delivery Network)?
CDN is included by default when you subscribe to the Website Firewall (WAF) or Website Security Platform plan.
CDN SUCURI is a global anycast network available in the following locations to speed up your site.
Europe – London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Bulgaria
Americas – San Jose, Washington, Dallas, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Miami
Asia – Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney
Some of the performance advantages of your CDN are
GZIP compression for resource optimization
HTTP/2 support for parallel resource loading over a single TCP connection
Smart caching options to deliver requested content faster and reduce server load/bandwidth
Quick setup (enable in less than 5 minutes)
Integrate well with other CDNs like Cloudflare, StackPath, etc.
In my previous post, I explained how to set up SUCURI with WordPress , and some of you asked to share results of performance benefits .
So here you go…
To give you an idea of what I have used for this comparative test.
I am using my lab domain (bloggerflare.com) hosted on SiteGround shared hosting in Singapore data center.
I have installed WordPress and am using Newspaper Theme .
Don’t use any caching plugin
And at the end of this article, I’ve included a performance summary view.
Site Load Time without SUCURI
I used multiple load time testing tools from various locations around the world, and here are the results.
5.13 seconds it took to load from New York
2.12 seconds from Mumbai and 3.69 from Oregon.
Here you can also notice that the time to China Phone Number load the first byte is up 350ms from both locations.
Web test page
7.96 seconds from Singapore using Web Page Test.
I will now have it route the traffic through SUCURI and perform a speed test to compare the results.
Note: I have updated my domain’s NS record to point to SUCURI DNS.
Site Load Time with SUCURI
I will repeat the test I did when bloggerflare.com pointed directly to SiteGround.
Less than 1 second.
Geek Flare Tools
990ms from Oregon and 2.85 seconds from Mumbai. TTFB has dropped dramatically from ~300ms to 18ms from Oregon and 128ms from Mumbai.
Web test page
I don’t know why, but it didn’t show much improvement like other testing tools.
Load time Summary
Let’s take a look at the time it takes to load before and after implementing SUCURI.