In one line, CDN accelerates your content and serves the requested resources to the audience from the nearest location. It’s essential to choose the low latency CDN, which has worldwide POP (point of presence) or edge location.
Let’s look at some of the CDN providers and their number of POP.
POP/Edge Network/Cache location
Google Cloud CDN
In this post, I will talk about how to enableGoogle Cloud CDN for your website and set up one WordPress URL to show how fast it is.
Google Cloud CDN is available to anyone using Google HTTP(S) Load Balancer and provides many other features along with low latency content distribution.
Anycast – all content distribution from single IP worldwide
I created LB with Cloud CDN and updated my domain A record to point to LB public IP.
The backend VM remain the same, and I ran the test with 50 users for two minutes, and here are the results.
Do you see a huge difference?
Average response time 3.82s compare to 13.46s without CDN.
90% response time 9.6s compare to 26.73s without CDN.
Average throughput 10.28 hits per second compared to 3.24 without CDN.
Google Cloud CDN made my website load faster for and increased the throughput. The performance looks promising, and if you’re already on GCP, then you may want to take advantage of their low-latency CDN.
If you are interested in learning GCP then I would suggest checking out this Udemy course.
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