Cloudflare announced a new service that dramatically speeds up any WordPress website with improvements of up to 72% in Time to First Byte. Cloudflare is offering users of WordPress.com hosting the new service for free. Anyone not hosted there can sign up for as little as $5 per month. Sites on modest shared hosts can experience dramatic improvements in speed.
The service is called, Automatic Platform Optimization (APO). Sites using APO have improved Time to First Byte (TTFB) by 72% and Largest Contentful Paint by 23%.