9 April 2011

The Need for Speed

Web speed tests depends on distance from you to the test server, a server that is close will always be faster than another far away, in particular latency wise.

So instead of hosting a speed test server in any particular data center a speed test is deployed using Cloudflare Workers, Cloudflare’s compute at the Edge service.

These workers are distributed across the world so you always tests against the one closest to you.

Compare it here:

Compute at the Edge speed test: https://speedtest.abadcer.com/

Server based speed test (Montreal, Canada): https://www.abadcer.com/speedtest/

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