Folks using Zap will see even more dramatic performance increases in 20.03.26 (currently in dev) than the changes last week. I'm loading a stream in about 1/4 second on shared hosting from the northern hemisphere, and you should see even more dramatic improvements on dedicated hardware running on the same continent. I'll push the latest stuff out to master probably this afternoon.
As always, if you're running a release from more than a few days ago, you should get with the program. We move pretty fast around here.