Very high ping at certain times

Username (e.g. epiz_XXX) or Website URL


Error Message

connection timeout

Other Information

this problem has exist since i created my account, everyday, between 8:00 - 10:00(moscova) my website becames unaccessible (18:00-20:00 in California)

i don’t know why ix this happening, and
my website isn’t getting that much traffic at all,
i pinged my website a few times yesterday and results are

in rest of the day, random time = 500ms min / 800ms max
19:00 = 30.000ms, 40.000 ms

my website is a shitty personal website so its access time is not much important for me and others but, that much is, makes my site unaccessible.

Maybe u r getting lots of visitors. There is nothing we can do.

i don’t think so, anyway here’s the cloudflare overview:

Can you try uploading these to the forum, I am on school WiFi so I can’t see

done, sorry i havent saw the upload function

Yeah, looks like a high traffic load that has wrecked havoc on your ping.

imma block the bots with firewall rule on cloudflare then, i hope that will help

That will block search engine bots, so your seo might be hurt…

yes, but im not interested to be known that much, this website have my translations, works and school things so im not interested with seo that much


i put this rule to cloudflare
( and ip.geoip.asnum ne 2635) then block
it simply blocks all bots except wordpress’s bots so jetpack’s features still running, jetpack image cdn still works.


Monitored for enough time, problem solved, 30 accesses blocked by firewall so far and most of them were unnecessary, i don’t even know where are they from.

notes for future readers,

to block every bot use the jetpack’s cdn, use this rule
( and ip.geoip.asnum ne 2635) then block

to block every bot but want to use jetpack’s cdn and allow google bot
( and ip.geoip.asnum ne 2635) or ( and ip.geoip.asnum ne 15169) then block

allot google bot Jetpack and pinterest
( and ip.geoip.asnum ne 2635) or ( and p.geoip.asnum ne 15169) or ( and not http.user_agent contains "Pinterestbot") then block

What “ping” do you mean? “ping” is a program to send ICMP messages which can be used to test whether a server is available on the network and to measure network latency. Our servers block “ping” because it unnecessarily exposes network information and isn’t required for websites to work.

If you’re using Cloudflare, then Cloudflare is returning the pings for your website. If that ping shows high latency, then it’s the connection between you and Cloudflare that’s bad. It doesn’t say anything about your hosting account or the website on it.

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i meant “sunucunun ilk yanıtı” i think its called “the first response from server” or something like.

since i put the firewall rule i had 0 problem.

right now
this latency is minimum 178ms without cloudflare (on volume 1_1)
and with cloudflare, with yellow cloud, its minimum 221ms, for me and without php jobs,

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Time To First Byte (TTFB) and latency are two different things. Latency measures network delays, TTFB measures web traffic.

And since you’re using Cloudflare, you may find this blog post from Cloudflare to be interesting too:


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