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cloudflare vs cloudfront vs ?

robert asked in Tips

Hey Chris,

I've many images on S3 with avg size of 30KB per img that take about 1-2 seconds to display. I'm looking at cloudfront & cloudflare to speed this up. Later perhaps imgix, but I see it as too costly now.

Which one is a good choice? What should I look at besides pricing for my decision?

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I have the same issue, I built a photo gallery and that 1-2 second delay to load the images from the s3 bucket. But on my main website I use cloudflare to handle the DNS for my main domain, and its 10$ a month per website. There is many different caching techniques that cloudflare has to offer. Even if your server goes down your website will be cached by cloudflare.

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So im probably going to cache the photo gallery app through cloudflare. and that would solve the 1-2 second delay.

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If you are using S3 it is pretty trivial to use it as as origin for cloudfront.

On an aside, you should also look at using webp w/poly fills to speed up your images

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