Global website performance


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?


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.
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