Review: MaxCDN Content Delivery Network
I would like to share with you today how Inspirationfeed.com runs behind the scenes. A couple months back, all the images you see in the roundups/collections were running of our MediaTemple server. The loading times were really long and irritating. Plus we were getting charged more bandwidth usage, which really hurt. Having this problem made us loose many visitor and readers. Personally, if a website takes to long to load I’m very impatient so I leave. This sort of problem happens very often on the internet.
You want to keep users happy, provide great content, have a beautiful theme, and keep the loading time to a minimal. These are some important key points to have in mind while runing a website/blog. Since Inspirationfeed has many images, it took forever to load. I remember the site taking almost 15 seconds to load! As crazy as it sounds, its true. Now with MaxCDN’s WordPress CDN, Inspirationfeed.com loads in 1.67 seconds according to Speed Test. Also i would like to mention how easy it was to set up. All you have to do is download their wordpress plugin and everything else is straight forward. If you do have a problem, just call their support line and they will help you set it up.
What is MaxCDN?
MaxCDN is a network of many servers throughout the world that work together to provide you with the fastest speeds. This is how CDNs work, they download the content on your site, cache the data across their network of servers, and when a user visits your site they will be directed you to the closest MaxCDN data center. This “smart route” technology makes sure each visitor to your site gets their data from the city closest to them. So lets say you live in London and Inspirationfeed.com is hosted in United States, Virginia. Whenever you load the website, the images will use the closest CDN to London. This means that instead of the signal traveling all the way to United States, it will go to a MaxCDN located in London.
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- Fast load times
- Improved visitor experience
- Superior scalability
- Guaranteed uptime
- Crash resistance to traffic floods
- High-end performance for pennies per day
- Free Implementation
- 24/7 Free customer service
- Proven Expertise
- Pay as you go
- $40 for 1000gb
So what does all this really mean, it means that you website will be super fast! Basically your hosting provider loads the site (HTML/CSS/CMS), and MaxCDN will be responsible for loading the images, videos, and music. This process puts almost no stress on your servers and keeps your bandwidth at a low usage.
One other benefit that most people don’t know, is that MaxCDN helps your Google Page Rank. This is because Google and other search engines rank your website upon its speed. In fact, this is the easiest way to have your listings in Google become higher in rank. No more of dealing with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), just make your website faster and you’ll get higher in rank that easily!
Currently MaxCDN is offering the first 1TB free, so be sure to take advantage of this offer!
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