Https without redirect rules


I was wondering why, on infinityfree, my website doesn’t use https directly without any need to use redirection on .htaccess ?

Indeed, I’m also managing website for an organisation, which is hosted with cpanel as well, when I setted up wordpress with the https site, I didn’t have to modify .htaccess and visitors are always browsing https version of the site. Never the http.
For information, the website is : and hosted by planethoster (the free version)

It’s because other things (Wordpress url handling?) are redirecting your site to https.

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Ok, I know maybe why : I’m using really simple ssl on this website. maybe this is why.
So I just installed it on

Now, I can see a big difference of speed between these 2 websites, please have a look on the report here: freshly installed with the minimum plugin activated: Website Speed Test and Website Analysis – Free test | Dareboost > clic on “more metrics” button installed last year with plenty of plugin activated: Website Speed Test and Website Analysis – Free test | Dareboost > clic on “more metrics” button

Almost twice faster… any clue?

One is using free hosting and another one is not? We try to make our hosting reasonably fast, but please try to keep your expectations realistic, and than a free service is generally going to be worse than a service you pay for.


I"m sorry if I offended you dear Admin, I didn’t do it in purpose. It’s actually the free version of planet hoster: “world lite” plan with limited performances. I’m just trying to help to to get a better service. Maybe the diagnostic can help in some way.

I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to sound offended or to offend you.

Looking at, I would start by disabling Cloudflare. While Cloudflare can be beneficial in some cases, it can also skew results. So if you’re looking to do a fair comparison between providers, you should either use Cloudflare on both providers or neither of them.

Your website also has some redirecting issues caused by issues with the Cloudflare configuration. They are fixable, but for the sake of comparison, please disable Cloudflare first.

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No don’t worry, you didn’t offend me and I’m happy to know that you are not offended neither.

I disabled cloudflare, I thought it was obviously a way to increase the performance. As I disabled yesterday evening, I have to wait 48h before doing a new test.

In the mean time, which CMS would you recommend for performances for a multilingual project between wordpress and joomla 4? These are the most I know but maybe you have a another suggestion…

Thank you

Cloudflare is a useful service, but it’s not really a straight up performance improvements. Overall, it’s generally beneficial to most sites, but it’s results may vary.

If you’re looking to compare hosting services, it’s always a good way to control for variations as much as possible. This includes services like Cloudflare, but also website code.

On, you have what looks like a clean WordPress installation. But I can see that has a design built with Elementor, and uses Swift Performance cache. Caching can also dramatically affect performance, so comparing a cached and an uncached site isn’t a fair comparison.

I don’t really know Joomla that well, so I don’t know how it stacks up in terms of performance against WordPress. But even if a side by side benchmark of both CMS may not tell you much about how your website would perform, because the plugins and theme you use can dramatically affect the performance of a site.

In general, I would choose a CMS which you like and you can use to build the website you want, and optimize from there.


Thank you for your detailed answer.

I’m a non-native english speaker, I’m not sure if, in this context, “dramatically” means in a positive way or in a bad way.

It meant in a positive way.

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