Cloudflare has one of the largest CDN networks globally. But I find this to be a hinderance to performance instead of a benefit!
The reason is that each EDGE server has to be primed individually. So the first visitor in Spain will get slow load times, and the first visitor in Germany will also get slow load times.
Instead, if they had just one EDGE server in Europe, then only the first visitor from all of Europe will get the “cold” cache. All subsequent visitors from there will get relatively fast speeds.
Too many EDGE servers penalizes sites with a small number of visitors from all over the world.
Ideally, I’d like to have 1 edge server in each continent. That way, only one visitor from each will get slow load times. Right now, almost all my visitors are the “first” from a specific country. As a result, they ALL have slow load times!
Is my thinking inaccurate?