I wanted to test CloudFlare performance so I set my image gallery domain on it and started testing. I have added PageRules for caching. And chose the Security: Essentially Off. I checked NS check tools and they say that my domain name is propagated with CloudFlare.
For testing purpose I created a link that loads 200 images from that server, and was using loads.in website to determine how much it is faster.
After trying few regions, I noticed that there were no improvement in loading speed.
So I looked up the dashboards, and it was empty. I am not sure if I am doing something wrong, or made some error in my setup, or it takes few days to start caching or working properly, but at the moment - after a day of testing - dashboards are empty. Also the NS check tools sais that all name servers are propagated to CloudFlare and working fine.
So I assume I got a bad performance because it is simply not working.
I sent a letter to CloudFlare support team, but did not get any straight answer.
So essentially my question is:
Anyone has any experience with CloudFlare ? How long does it take for it to start caching static content to CDN ? Or there is simply something I am doing wrong ?