Today's web pages are increasingly complex with a globally dispersed audience, which can degrade the user experience.
Cloudflare increases web application performance by bringing content closer to your users, caching static content on its network, optimizing image files, compressing dynamic content, routing requests to the least congested path, and much more.
Cloudflare’s global Anycast network spans 275 cities in 100 countries, reducing latency and time to first byte by delivering content closest to visitors.
Setting up Cloudflare takes as little as 5 minutes. The easy-to-use dashboard enables quick configuration of fine-grained functionalities to improve the performance of complex applications.
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When applications use APIs to fetch dynamic content to support personalization and interactivity, the number of connections and trips to origin infrastructure increases, resulting in performance degradations and poor visitor experiences.
As modern web page visitors become more globally dispersed, content must travel longer distances, sometimes to countries with slow or unreliable networks. For example, a website with an origin server in San Francisco might have an equal number of global visitors as it does local and global visitors will experience increases in latency.
Every Cloudflare data center runs an integrated stack of performance features which address the most common causes of poor performance. These features help solve many of the core problems that slow down the delivery of applications over the Internet. From fast web address lookups to accelerated delivery to the origin server, Cloudflare speeds up traffic at key points in the life of a request.
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