Review: <100ms Global TTFB With Cloudflare Enterprise, 32 CPU Cores, 128GB RAM, Full Page Cache, Argo, Redis, NVMe Storage, And No PHP Worker Limits

They may cost more, but if you have 1 site you really care about, with their Cloudflare Enterprise has a faster TTFB than any host I’ve used (averaging <100ms globally).

It comes down to hardware, specs, and Cloudflare Enterprise – or just look at this thread.

All plans have 32 CPU cores + 128GB RAM with NVMe SSDs, Redis, and LiteSpeed’s PHP. Their Cloudflare Enterprise is better than Cloudways/Kinsta’s because not only is it free and setup automatically, but it uses full page caching (unlike Cloudways) with Argo Smart Routing, load balancing, and image optimization (unlike Kinsta). They don’t even limit PHP workers because only about 10% of traffic hits your origin server. You also get other Enterprise CDN features like prioritized routing, HTTP/3, and WAF. And if you’re coming from a shared host (like SiteGround, Hostinger, A2, WPX), will blow them out of the water in terms of both speed/support.

After moving from Cloudways Vultr HF, I saw a major improvement when clicking through posts. You can also test my website/TTFB in SpeedVitals, PageSpeed Insights, or GTmetrix. SpeedVitals suggests testing your site a few times (around 3) to ensure caching & CDN show accurate results.

I can also pretty much guarantee their support is the best you’ll find. Ben Gabler and his team live and breath hosting and Ben’s background is crazy impressive (reach out and see yourself). Finally, is very hands-off. After requesting a free migration, the only thing I did was upgrade to PHP 8.1 and ask for Redis. Oh, they also have a perfect TrustPilot rating. If you have $25+/month for what I’d say is “the fastest WordPress hosting,” you should be using

When signing up, you can use my (affiliate link) to get your first month for $1. On a side note, I get nearly the same commission no matter which host I recommend. is just better.


1. vs. [SiteGround, Kinsta, WPX, Cloudways Vultr HF]

SiteGround Kinsta WPX Cloudways Vultr High Frequency
Hosting type Shared Cloud Shared Cloud Private cloud
CPU cores + RAM Not listed 12 cores + 8GB Not listed 1 core + 1GB 32 cores + 128GB
Storage (GB) 40 10 15 32 10
Object cache Memcached Redis ($100/mo) x Redis (Pro) Redis
Server Apache + Nginx Nginx LiteSpeed Apache Apache + Nginx
PHP processing FastCGI FastCGI FastCGI PHP-FPM LiteSpeed
Bandwidth (or monthly visits) 5TB 25k visits/mo 200GB 1TB 50GB + 250k visits/mo
CDN SiteGround CDN Cloudflare Enterprise or XDN Cloudflare Enterprise Cloudflare Enterprise
CDN PoPs 14 270 73 270 270
Full page caching Coming soon
Argo smart routing x x x
Load balancing x x x
Image optimization Limited x
Compression Brotli Brotli Brotli GZIP Brotli
CDN price Freemium Free $.01 – $.04/GB $5/mo Free
CPU limits Common Low PHP workers At their discretion Average None
Cache plugin SG Optimizer x LSC or W3TC Breeze x
Email hosting x Very limited x x
Major incidents Google blocked DNS for 4 days None Worldwide outage None None
Free migration $30/site Unlimited free 5-35 sites free 1 free Unlimited free
Renewals Yearly (high) Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly
TrustPilot rating 4.6/5 4.4/5 4.9/5 4.6/5 4.9/5
Price $3-8/mo (1 year) then $15-40/mo $29/mo (yearly) $20.83 (yearly) $18/mo (with CF Enterprise) $25/mo (yearly)
Specs View specs View specs View specs View specs View specs

You have to dig around their websites to find these, so here are links:


2. 100ms Global TTFB + Faster LCP

The “correct” way to measure TTFB is to run your site about 3 times through SpeedVitals. According to them, this ensures resources are cached and served from the CDN’s closest data center. SpeedVitals measures TTFB in 35 locations and shows your average TTFB worldwide. And since TTFB is 40% of LCP, you should see improvements in multiple areas of core web vitals.

Omm ttfb speedvitals 1

KeyCDN also measures TTFB in multiple global locations:

Keycdn global ttfb

100% GTmetrix scores are good, but look at that TTFB/fully loaded time!

Omm 2022 gtmetrix report

Or click through my pages:

Still waiting on the Chrome UX report to update in PSI, but I’ll post it here when it does.


3. Cloudflare Enterprise Beats Cloudways/Kinsta’s

CDNs are one of the best ways to improve TTFB (especially for global visitors, but local visitors too). You really can’t beat Cloudflare Enterprise with their large network and speed/security features.’s Cloudflare Enterprise is better than Cloudways/Kinsta’s because not only is it free and setup automatically on every website, but it has more Enterprise features too.

Why It’s Better

  • It’s free.
  • It’s setup automatically.
  • They use full page caching.
  • They use all 270+ Cloudflare PoPs.
  • They have built-in WAF rules working behind the scenes.
  • servers are located in the same data centers as Cloudflare’s.
  • They use Argo Smart Routing which is great for WooCommerce/dynamic sites.
  • Ben Gabler worked at StackPath and I trust his experience with CDNs over anyone else.
  • It serves 1 challenge page to wp-login, then it’s gone for a year (none for logged-out users).

Cloudways is $5/mo per domain, requires some configuration, and doesn’t have full page caching. Kinsta’s doesn’t have Argo Smart Routing, image optimization, or load balancing.

Key Features

  • Prioritized Routing – your traffic is prioritized and less likely to get congested.
  • Argo Smart Routing + Tiered Cache – detects real-time traffic congestion and routes traffic through the fastest network paths. Cloudflare says assets load 30% faster and reduces requests to your origin server (meaning less bandwidth usage).
  • WAF – you need a firewall for security. also has built-in WAF rules and Imunify360 to protect protocols (i.e. FTP + SFTP) and real-time malware scanning.
  • Image Optimization – Mirage, Polish, and image resizing typically do a better job than image optimization plugins. They’re automatic too (you don’t need a plugin).
  • Load Balancing – re-routes traffic from unhealthy origin servers to healthy origins.
  • Brotli – compress pages to even smaller file sizes compared to GZIP compression.
  • Smart Cachingsmart caching uses less resources when purging the cache by identifying what needs purging and when, then only purges necessary assets (i.e HTML) instead of Cloudflare’s entire cache (fill out the request form to get this).

You shouldn’t need to use any backup, image optimization, or security plugins since does all these for you, although external backups are always a good idea.

Rocket. Net woocommerce elementor

Rocket. Net cloudflare enterprise vs apo
Ben explains the difference between Cloudflare Enterprise vs. APO

Be sure to benchmark TTFB, latency, LCP, and other metrics since hosting affects these too.

Keycdn performance test cloudflare 1
Cloudflare free (no full page caching)
Rocket. Net keycdn performance test 1
Cloudflare Enterprise + full page caching


4. No PHP Worker Limits + 10-25x Monthly Visits

A huge issue with most hosts is being forced to upgrade because of CPU limits (SiteGround), PHP workers (Kinsta), and low memory. doesn’t limit PHP workers since only about 10% of traffic hits your origin server due to how effective their Cloudflare Enterprise is. You can also check out their case study for a site with 1M+ visitors per 60 minutes where the need to scale PHP workers was virtually eliminated.

Rocket. Net analytics doesn’t limit PHP workers since about 90% of traffic is offloaded to Cloudflare

Here is’s chart:

Rocket. Net monthly visits bandwidth

Now compare it to Kinsta’s who recommends WooCommerce sites start at $115/month because of their brutal limitations on PHP workers. also has 10-25x monthly visits.

Kinsta php workers monthly visits 1, Kinsta, and WP Engine all count visits which are more than what Google Analytics tells you since it includes unknown bots and users with ad blockers (around 42.7% of people). The cheapest plan has 250k monthly visits, so it’s unlikely you’ll reach these limits.

Rocket. Net vs kinsta monthly visits


5. 32 Cores + 128GB RAM + NVMe SSDs

This is listed on their blog.

  • 2 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2667 v2 @ 3.30GHz (32 Cores)
  • 128GB RAM
  • RAIDED NVMe SSDs (they recently made this switch)

On Kinsta, live site containers have access to only 12 CPUs + 8GB of RAM. That’s 16x more RAM on Kinsta uses network SSDs with slower read/write speeds and limited resources. For $26/month on Cloudways Vultr High Frequency, you would only get 1 CPU core + 2GB RAM. was in the top tier when Kevin Ohashi ran $25-$50 WP Hosting Performance Benchmarks. But Ben still wasn’t satisfied which is when they switched from SSDs to NVMe. doesn’t limit cores/RAM on staging sites so you’ll still have access to 32 cores + 128GB RAM. Most other hosting companies do limit cores/RAM on staging sites, for example, Kinsta only allows 1 CPU core + 8GB RAM. Not that you need all 128, but it’s a lot better than 1.

These tests were done using WP Hosting Benchmarks which you can try yourself.

Rocket. Net ssds with SSD hard drives
Rocket. Net nvme switches to NVMe


6. Redis Is Free On All Plans

Redis is free on all plans and Enterprise plans use Redis Object Cache Pro.

Redis is arguably faster than memcached especially for WooCommerce sites. However, several hosts either don’t support it (they use memcached instead) or they charge $100/mo like Kinsta.

You’ll need to install the Redis Object Cache plugin to use it (or contact support). It depends on the site, but this (and upgrading PHP versions) are the only tweaks I did when using

Kinsta to rocket. Net ttfb redis


7. Top Performer In Kevin Ohashi’s Hosting Benchmarks was a top performer in Kevin Ohashi’s WP Hosting Benchmarks.

Anyone who’s been around the block knows Kevin’s tests are some of the most reliable out there. These YouTubers and “fastest WordPress hosting speed tests” are garbage and ranked based on commissions, while Kevin’s methodology and non-affiliated results are more accurate.

Remember, these were taken before added NVMe.

Rocket. Net top tier wordpress hosting benchmarks
Rocket. Net webpage test results
Wordpress hosting benchmarks webpage test table


8. Ben Gabler

Ben’s credentials are ridiculously good: COO at HostGator, Chief Product Officer at StackPath, Senior Product Manager at GoDaddy, and now CEO of I honestly can’t say enough good things about him. He’s a genius when it comes to performance and is always looking out for customers to make sure you’re treated right (which also shows in their TrustPilot reviews).

Rocket. Net ben gabler testimonial


9. Support Is Better Than Kinsta’s

Who picked up the phone the first two times I called? Ben.

It goes against every rule in the book when the CEO answers the phone, yet it shows you he cares. I prepared a list of questions and had my notes ready, then we were done in 5 minutes.

The next time I called, I finally realized it was Ben and we talked for a good 45 minutes.

I thought I knew my stuff decently well but’s support makes me look like an idiot (take it as a compliment to them). If you think Kinsta’s support is good, is like a consultation every time you call. No constantly referring you to DIY articles, pushing upgrades, or excuses. Being on the phone with tech support honestly sounds awful… not with


10. Migrations Are Free/Fast

I used their free migration service and they did it in about 2 hours with 0 downtime. They also sent me a testing site to make sure everything looked good, which it did. Here’s a trick: go to their TrustPilot profile and search “migrated” (or similar) to see people who’ve already done it.


11. Low Storage + Bandwidth’s storage/bandwidth are low because their technology/support are better.

You’ll probably be paying more if you’re moving from cheap/shared hosting, but paying less if you’re moving from other “premium hosts” like Kinsta/WP Engine. I’m not going to sit here and pretend’s for everyone. Speed, support, and price are usually a “pick 2” kind of deal. excels with the first 2 (arguably the best in the industry) and sometimes hits the 3rd.

Disc space (NVMe SSDs) naturally cost more than SATA SSDs used on most other hosts. You’re also getting higher quality bandwidth from Cloudflare’s edge while hosts like Cloudways (who include 1TB bandwidth on their lowest plan) only deliver the bandwidth from 1 single location.

Rocket. Net storage monthly visits bandwidth 1

So, how much do you care about speed?

My website is my baby. Between conversions and SEO (and I write about it of course), I care about speed a lot. I’ll do pretty much anything to make it faster. So naturally, I want the fastest host as long as it’s not crazy expensive. That’s why at least for my case, made sense.

That said, I recommend logging into your current hosting account to see how much storage + bandwidth you’re using so you can figure out which plan you’ll need. I’m not trying to steer anyone in the wrong direction, but if they’re within your budget, then hell yeah. Try them out.


12. No Email Hosting

To be fair, most premium hosts don’t have email hosting either: Cloudways, RunCloud, Kinsta, etc. Keeping your web/email hosting separate is a good idea anyway (I use Google Workspace).


13. Innovation Pays Off

I feel like the AMD vs. Intel story is also happening in the hosting industry.

Too many hosts are sitting on an outdated stack and overcharging customers. They’re putting more effort into marketing and building their affiliate program than their hosting. Then comes who not only surpasses them in performance, but is quick to react on customer feedback and invests heavily in technology/support. I think in the next 1-2 years or so, other hosting companies will lose market share to, then it’ll be their turn to play catch up.

Realistically speaking, I do think more affiliates will sign up for’s affiliate program once they discover their performance, plus it’s $150/sale commission without climbing tiers.


14. Inside The Dashboard

One thing I dread about moving hosts is learning a new dashboard.

This took 10 minutes to get familiar with. Add your website in the “Sites” tab, select your data center, and install WordPress (turn “WP Recommended plugins” off). Everything is listed on top: automatic daily backups, file manager, visitor analytics, and be sure to use latest PHP versions.

Rocket. Net dashboard 2 dashboard
Rocket. Net hosting go live
Add TXT records or point DNS to
Rocket. Net hosting backups


15. All 5 Star TrustPilot Reviews

As of writing this, has all perfect 5/5 reviews on their TrustPilot profile.

They don’t have a whole lot of reviews because they’re still relatively small, which is a good thing IMO. Look at hosts like SiteGround/Kinsta. They grew too big and the quality went down.

Rocket. Net trustpilot reviews

Rocket. Net trustpilot review

Kinsta to rocket. Net migration

Moved to rocket. Net vs siteground

Rocket. Net positive review

Rocket. Net vs cloudways vultr hf trustpilot review

Rocket. Net facebook review 1

Rocket. Net vs kinsta

Kinsta to rocket. Net ttfb redis

Rocket. Net facebook feedback


16. Try For $1

Step 1: Create a account and you’re prompted to add a coupon. Use OMM1 to get your first month for $1 (renews at $30/month or $300/year (2 months free) when paying yearly.

Rocket. Net omm1 coupon
First month costs $1 so you can try them out
Rocket. Net yearly pricing
You get 2 months free when paying yearly

Step 2: Request free migration. Mine was done in just a couple hours with no downtime and they show you your website to check for errors before it’s launched. It was quick and painless.

Step 3: Upgrade to PHP 8.1 and ask support to install Redis. These are the only things you should need to do since Cloudflare Enterprise and backups are automatic.

Step 4: Retest your TTFB and click through your site to see the difference. PageSpeed Insights can take 28 days to update results, so use other tools (SpeedVitals, GTmetrix, or WebPageTest).

Rocket. Net facebook review



Should I keep caching enabled in FlyingPress when using

Yes. Ben confirmed you should keep it enabled in case the cache is stale on the edge.

Do I need FlyingCDN (from FlyingPress) on

No. FlyingCDN uses BunnyCDN's Bunny Optimizer for image optimization, so the two overlap in features. Plus, you really don't need another CDN with Cloudflare Enterprise.

How does optimize images?

Cloudflare Mirage/Polish, which means you don't need an image optimization plugin. If you don't see an image is optimized on the frontend, it probably means the savings weren't high enough for Cloudflare to optimize (which is why you may not see it served in WebP).

What do I do with's CDN URL?

To my knowledge, you don't need to do anything with this.

If you move to and take before & after screenshots of your results (i.e. in SpeedVitals) and let me use them on my site (or post them on Facebook or Twitter), I’ll comp you a 45 min. phone call where you can ask me whatever you want (like this one). I can blur out your site/name if you prefer – I just want to show people unbiased results.


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56 thoughts on “ Review: <100ms Global TTFB With Cloudflare Enterprise, 32 CPU Cores, 128GB RAM, Full Page Cache, Argo, Redis, NVMe Storage, And No PHP Worker Limits”

  1. I was very excited to use, but after I saw the low bandwidth limit, it ends up getting 3x more expensive than the hosting I use on DO + Runcloud + Cloudflare PRO. Sad… I use about 2TB on Cloudflare on my main site that receives only 1 million monthly visits, for a limit of 300GB, very low.

    • Yours sounds like a good setup already so it might not make sense. Might be slightly faster with better support but maybe not enough to justify the extra costs. Don’t know until you try them though (obviously).

  2. Hey Tom,
    moved from Siteground to Rocket. (TTFB 764ms to 69ms on the Rocket-Temp-Url !!)
    But I do my final tests after my Domain is moved and finally connected to the new hosting.

    I must move my Domain away from Siteground. Is Cloudflare good for it or Godaddy? I think you mentioned Cloudflare in a different article based on the “dnsperf” Toplist… or does it not matter which domain provider I use because I have now as Hosting Provider?

    • You can still use SiteGround for your domain, but I think you’re referring to DNS in which case yes, I would move it to Cloudflare.

  3. Using since 2 months after reading this review article. Initially I was worried on bandwidth but later with helpful team support we managed it. Ben always read the support tickets and attend it if required. which is great. Tony and Ben make me convinced. thank you both

  4. Hi, thanks for all the tips and advice as usual. I ‘was’ using Cloudways Vultr HF + FlyingPress.
    I am now on and kept FlyingPress going.
    I had no CDN before and Rocket set everything up for me on such an easy and quick migration. The speed difference was immediate to see! Thanks for the tip.

    The only issue I have right now is since migration my sitemap cannot be fetched in GSC. Host blames Rankmath, Rankmath blames htaccess. FlyingPress says nothing changed. A vicious circle so far.

    • I would assume that’s a problem with Rank Math since they generate the sitemap. If it’s a problem with .htaccess, Rank Math should be able to point you in the right direction IF it’s actually the problem.

  5. Hi Tom,

    Honeslty speaking i alwasy follow your reviews and find the best soultion for my self,

    here are few thing please discuss with ben,

    1:- THe storage of website is very epxnesive after 10GB, i think they should increase the limit atleast 40GB for basic plan.

    2: Bandwidth 50GB, noway bro

    3: Monthly Visits 250,000

    ater all this it i will cost a lot. i think this is not well regarding price, as i caclute for my it will cost 130S a month.

    Please Be Honest as always you are, dont earn few buck in affliate to promote shitty service

    • Calling them shitty because your hosting budget will be $130/mo is fine, they’re probably not for you then. Have you actually tested them or are you just saying this?

      1. Storage – they use NVMe (you’re paying more for better hardware). I’ll agree it’s low compared to a few other hosts using NVMe.
      2. Bandwidth – you’re getting higher quality bandwidth from Cloudflare. Hosts like Cloudways who include 5TB only serve it from 1 location (Ben explains this in the YouTube interview).
      3. Monthly visit – how can you have 250,000 monthly visits but not a $25/mo (or even $130/mo) hosting budget? Have you looked at Kinsta/WP Engine’s monthly visits? “Unlimited whatever” hosting is a joke because at some point you’re limited by things like PHP workers and are forced to upgrade.

      If you’re coming from an actually cheap/shitty host, yeah you’ll pay more at They’re not targeting people coming from Hostinger, SiteGround, control panels, etc.

      About the affiliate stuff… the “main host” I recommend has always offered me the same commission for the last 7 years or so. I also recommend BunnyCDN over WP Rocket’s RocketCDN even though I get BunnyCDN credits when I could be getting cash payouts. LiteSpeed Cache over WP Rocket even though I earn nothing. GeneratePress over Astra even though commissions are way lower. I get the affiliate industry is tainted, but “earning a few bucks to promote a shitty service” is straight up not what I’m doing. There are also 0 aff links on my site to Hostinger, SiteGround, Bluehost, and the actual “shitty services.”

      I mainly choose the host with the best balance of of speed/support/price and a few other things. As they say, pick 2. Depending on who you’re moving from, can hit all 3. It just depends on your site/budget. If I’m being honest then yes, sometimes it will cost more to get a better service.

      What’s with the fake profile pic?

      • Lets Comapre with Cloudways with what do you think?

        Not everyone have affliate site or ecommrece website where they can earn $$$$ from 100K vistors, i have google adsense base website and mostly users are coming from T3 countires where montly users 500k but earning 200$. So you can clculate the expenses it will goes more then that.

        there is not dout hosting is good but very expensive compare with cloudways, almost they have same features. but more NvM storage, more bandwidht, more users, (Yeah of course sometime you cpu limit is crossing when huge trrafic but its worht overall, 50GB bandwidth you know in 2 day my site already use 15GB imgine how much it will consume everymonth. users are also couting bots hahaha this is joke. again i said there is no dout about speed of the website but very expensive. showing and reality both are different.

        and i am not coming from cheap/shitty host. Using Clousways and A2 hosting, both are recommended by you and i am very happy with that. But this review is not reality.

        Kind regard,s

        • You’re right, Cloudways has more storage/bandwidth. They also have about 10x less cores/RAM (depending on the Cloudways plan), no full paging caching (yet), and PHP-FPM (vs. LiteSpeed’s PHP). I listed this in the table. I’m sure there are other things I missed about each one’s Cloudflare Enterprise integration like firewall rules and whatnot, but as I said in the review, I also trust Ben’s experience with CDNs more.

          Trust me, I love Cloudways, and the speed/support at are just better. I even added a section in this review basically saying “they’re not for everyone.” It’s also why in most my articles, I list 3 options options mainly depending on speed/support/budget: NameHero, Cloudways Vultr HF, and (sometimes A2 is fine too). I think that’s fair.

  6. Hey Tom,
    I took your advice and just switched from Siteground to Rocket and can already see a huge speed increase already. Thanks!

    I had a question about FlyingPress. Should I disable cache in FlyingPress since already incorporates Cloudflare Enterprise?


    • I’m going to ask Ben next time I talk with him because someone else just had to same question and I want to make sure I answer it right.

      Glad you had nice results! I’ve also been talking with someone who moved from SiteGround to Rocket (then SG Optimizer to FlyingPress) and said they noticed a huge difference. But I’ll update this review regarding FlyingPress’ caching and’s image optimization as soon as I talk to Ben since quite a few people have already asked about them.

      • Looking forward to an update regarding this Tom after you have talked to Ben, if its still recommended to still use FlyingPress cache or if its better to have it disabled and only using the optimizations regarding js and css in the plugin.

        • He recommended to keep in enabled in case the cache gets stale on the edge. I’m sure he can explain it better than I can, just relaying the message.

        • Hi Ken, glad to hear you’re seeing great results! When it comes to that FlyingPress cache, go ahead and leave it on. That way if something ever falls out of cache, it can read from the page cache on disk instead of hitting PHP :)

  7. Hello Tom,

    I am running an ecommerce site with Bluehost since 2019 since I started my business. That time I payed 250$ for the woocommerce starter plan for 3 years. now its time to renew but I have to pay 538$ in total for 3 years for the same plan. I gave managed to low my TTFB to an average of 236ms using plugins like wp-rocket, super page cache for cloudflare, perfmatters and shortpixel adaptive images.

    Right now I am using 39GB of disk space and 30GB of bandwith. I dont know wether to renew with Bluehost or migrate to a better hosting, but also I am not looking for something too expensive.

    It seems I will be short in Disk Space with, so I dont know what to do. What do you recommend me?

    • Have you checked out NameHero? Think they might be a good option for you. Since you’re using LiteSpeed you can use LiteSpeed Cache and cancel WP Rocket since LSC is better anyway.

      • Thank you for your fast response Tom

        Unfortunately I get access denied when I go to NameHero. Maybe because I am from Venezuela? I will try to use a vpn and contact them. I am checking Scala Hosting, is it a good option in case I cant use NameHero?


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