CloudFlare and ECC

Recently, possibly a month or two ago, I’m not certain which, I set up CloudFlare on my domain. Things were very speedy for all of that time, and I enjoyed its benefits.

However, today, it seems CloudFlare’s cache is having problems. CSS and images files weren’t loading on either ECC or this blog, and for a while there I thought it was my host.

Well, turns out I was wrong, and it is indeed CloudFlare. I have proven this by deactivating it on the site and all the issues have stopped.

Of course, I did go through the regular diagnostics in CloudFlare, clearing the cache, disabling each option one by one, but clearing the cache only worked briefly, which added to the confusion before I realized what was causing it.

Tomorrow, I’m submitting a bug report to them to see if I can get this fixed, if not, then I guess it was great while it lasted :(


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5 thoughts on “CloudFlare and ECC”

  1. Sometimes it takes a little while, possibly an hour or more, for the cache to purge across all data centers.

    • Well it’s weird that it suddenly started doing that out of the blue, don’t you think? And the fact that it was working for a little bit after clearing the cache is really odd.

  2. Hi,

    You had the beta feature (Auto Minify) active & this could potentially screw with CSS. I’ve turned this feature off for you (believe we have talked about this on Twitter as well). Let us know if that fixes the issue…

    • Well the thing was it was still doing this yesterday when I tried that. Also, I don’t remember if I told you, but Chrome was showing the resources like the CSS file and some images in a different directory, like for example /WXYZ/cache/themes/theme40/global.css (/wxyz/ being the odd directory, the rest of the path is normal).

      I think you guys had a cache error. I re-enabled CloudFlare today, with all the options on and it didn’t have any issues so I doubt Auto Minify’s CSS feature was causing it, also considering that some images weren’t loading as well when the issues were happening yesterday.

    • Well the thing was it was still doing this yesterday when I tried that. Also, I don’t remember if I told you, but Chrome was showing the resources like the CSS file and some images in a different directory, like for example /WXYZ/cache/themes/theme40/global.css (/wxyz/ being the odd directory, the rest of the path is normal).

      I think you guys had a cache error. I re-enabled CloudFlare today, with all the options on and it didn’t have any issues so I doubt Auto Minify’s CSS feature was causing it, also considering that some images weren’t loading as well when the issues were happening yesterday.

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