What is Cloudflare?
Cloudflare is one of the world’s largest cloud network platforms providing users more faster, more secure and more reliable internet Experience globally. It is a Content delivery network (CDN) which is responsible for powering online services and websites.
How does it work?
Whenever you visit a website, you send the request to the website host. Now the more the distance between client and host, the slower it will load the web page. So with Cloudflare, your request is sent to nearest Cloudflare server and then Cloudflare sends the request to web host.Hence providing faster browsing.
Improvements in Online Services in Pakistan.
So now as for Pakistan, you might be noticing improvements in browsing speed, lower latency/ping in games from past days. Well its because of Cloudflare as they recently launched data centers in the most populated areas of Pakistan i.e. Lahore and Karachi,alongside an additional data center in the capital city Islamabad. You can already see latency per request decrease by over 3x and as much as 150ms. Cloudflare also says they are improving this service as they are still tuning routing for their customers.
Latency from PTCL to Cloudflare customers reduces by over 3x across Pakistan. Courtesy: Cedexis
From now on, you can enjoy your favorite Websites, Mobile Apps and Online Games with faster loading times and lower latency.