KeyCDN Launches New POPs in 2023
We're excited about the newly launched points of presence (POPs) in 2023! The year is not yet a month old, and we have already launched 4 new points of presence on two different continents, and more will follow this year! Namely, Copenhagen, Dublin, Lisbon, and Lima have been added. Our mission is to continuously improve web performance, and each POP contributes to it. The new POPs are in production and have been automatically added to all existing Zones.
Copenhagen - Denmark
Three other KeyCDN POP sites previously surrounded Copenhagen. With a dedicated POP, latency for visitors is reduced even further, resulting in better loading times.
Dublin - Ireland
With the introduction of a POP in Ireland, requests no longer need to be forwarded to the POP in London. The total population of Ireland as of January 2022 was 5 million, with approximately 2 million residents in the greater Dublin area. This makes Dublin the ideal location for an edge server.
Lisbon - Portugal
The POP in Lisbon brings better performance to Portugal, with a population of over 10 million people.
Lima - Peru
Lima is our 6th POP in Latin America. The total population of Peru in 2022 was about 33.5 million. Lima, with over 11 million inhabitants, is home to about one-third of all people living in Peru.
According to the Speedtest Global Index, Peru has an average internet connection speed of just over 67.5 Mbps. The connection speed has room to grow compared to other countries in the region.
How to check a POP location
Each edge server adds the HTTP response header
X-Edge-Location delivered by KeyCDN. For example, the POP in Lisbon uses
ptli. The first two letters stand for the country TLD, while the 3rd and 4th letters are for the city. You can quickly check the response headers using Chrome DevTools or a simple curl command like the one below:
curl -I https://www.keycdn.com/img/example.jpg HTTP/2 200 server: keycdn-engine date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 09:05:47 GMT content-type: image/jpeg content-length: 195025 last-modified: Thu, 16 Jul 2022 07:06:27 GMT vary: Accept-Encoding etag: "5f0ffc73-2f9d1" expires: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 09:05:47 GMT cache-control: max-age=604800 x-cache: HIT x-edge-location: ptli
Check the status of a POP
Uptime and low latency are very important to us, and we ensure that your content is always properly delivered from the nearest POP. If you are experiencing any issues with any point of presence, check our status page to verify if we are performing any scheduled maintenance or open a support request with us.
We have more sites planned for this year. More POPs in Asia will follow and further improve performance! If you want to see a POP in another location or a new feature, please let us know and stay tuned for more exciting announcements.
Happy content delivery everyone!