Question

Cloudfare CDN - why?

Posted January 8, 2021 671 views
CDN

I was trying to work out why a static file served up with http was stale when I noticed the response header had ‘cf-cache-status: HIT’ which I understand is added by Cloudfare CDN.
I wasn’t aware I’d added Cloudfare CDN, how did that happen?
When I look at the 'Spaces’ tab in Control panel it says there aren’t any.

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Hi there @mandydandy,

Is your website deployed on a Droplet or on the new DigitalOcean App Platform?

If it is on the new App Platform, then this is normal behavior. The App Platform comes with a Global CDN powered by Cloudflare.

For more information you can take a look at the feature here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/

Regards,
Bobby

It’s on a droplet, but I’ve just been reminded that the domain is registered through Cloudfare…would that add CDN services?

  • Hello,

    Yes this would be the case, in case that you are using Gloudflare’s nameservers.

    If this is the case, you can stop the CDN by going to your Cloudflare account, -> then click on your domain name -> click on DNS -> and there next to your A record disable the proxy option.

    Regards,
    Bobby