Page speed is a key metric in conversion and so we do all we can to improve our Platform.

web lightening

Content distribution network

A measure we have taken is to serve out Platform content using a Content Distribution Network.

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance.WikiPedia

This provides the Platform with various performance benefits:

improved up-time
faster delivery of images, JavaScript etc.
content is served more locally, reducing latency to the user, no-matter where they are in the world

We are constantly looking at ways to improve, so this is just one of the ways we are improving performance on the Platform.