Global website performance


#1

I have a server that is based in Europe serving a few sites (all running on the same php application and using the same DB).

Current client base who access these sites are in both Europe and Australia. In Australia I am getting about 2.8 to 3 seconds for first response, and I believe it is similar in Europe (based on pingdom etc).

I am using cloudflare dns and caching (standard level). I would have expected it to be much faster than it is. Any ideas?


#2

While Cloudflare’s network is global, content still has to come from the origin server for your website.

To get faster load times, you would need to:

  1. Optimize your server to render HTML quicker (or page-cache the content)
  2. If your site doesn’t need users to log in to use any of its features, you can carefully implement a “Cache Everything” Page Rule.