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Slow website; what's your take on this?
04-29-2014, 04:17 AM
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RE: Slow website; what's your take on this?
Don't focus too much on the results from a single test - run a bunch of them and see if the slow DNS is common or if you just happened to catch an outlier. A single dropped packet can add 2 seconds to DNS for example. Generally CloudFlare is usually good about DNS performance but their DNS servers also get DOS attacked a lot (usually with no visible impact since they deal with it regularly) but if you catch a test right when a particularly large attack is going on you may also see some impact.

If you're not already, you can follow their system status twitter account which notifies about any known issues: https://twitter.com/CloudFlareSys
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RE: Slow website; what's your take on this? - pmeenan - 04-29-2014 04:17 AM

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