What is a CDN?
In other words, if your main server is hosted in Houston, TX, and someone tries to access it from Durham, England, then he will be redirected to the closest available server (perhaps in London). This limits the number of internet trips or stages that are needed to transmit the static files to your end user. The user’s proximity to any web server has a great impact on load time. By organizing your content across multiple geographically distributed servers, you can make your pages load faster for users across the globe.
Why CDN for a WordPress blog?
CDN can have a huge impact on such essential website factors as:
Speed – You’ll see speed increase through the use of CDN.
Availability – Ensure steady and stable availability of your distributed content.
Crash Resistance – CDN allows for distribution of the load to multiple servers instead of having 100% of your incoming traffic routed to a single primary server; this load sharing reduces the chance of a crash.
Improved User Experience –CDN helps to decrease your bounce rate on the site as well as increase the unique pageviews generated by each user. A fast site delivers an improved user experience, and that gives you better metrics at the end of the day.
Improvement in SEO – Google has specified that faster sites tend to rank higher in Google’s algorithm powering its search engine.
We use MaxCDN on our site, and we trust and recommend them fully.