The most important thing, when it comes to your blog, is its loading speed!
If your website loads slowly, you will lose a lot of visitors because no one is patient enough to wait for the site to load as they can just go to some other site. So you have to pay attention to make your site load faster so that no one leaves your site because of its speed.
You might have already optimized everything on your blog, but if you are not yet using CDN for your site, then you haven’t yet optimized the speed fully.
If you start using a CDN (Content Delivery Network), the speed of your WordPress blog will improve drastically and you will be able to provide all the content to your visitors easily so that they don’t just leave your site.
Let’s first understand, what is a CDN & how does it boost your blog speed?
What is a CDN? How does is boost your blog speed?
So, when a visitor visits your blog, the static contents will be delivered to them through the server closest to them.
As you can see, when that data is delivered from a distance, it will surely take more time to load. But, when the same thing is done through a server that is close to them, the site will be loaded very fast.
So now that you know why you should start using CDN. Here is the list of 5 best free CDN providers for WordPress blog in 2019.
7 Best Free CDN Providers for WordPress Blog:
CloudFlare is the best CDN service for WordPress that is absolutely free. The data centers are located all across the world to serve you the content at blazing fast speed.
The implementation is so easy – you create a free account then you add your blog URL and once CloudFlare checks your websites, it will provide you with custom nameservers and you just have to point your domains to those nameservers and you are done!
The reason CloudFlare is extremely popular is that it makes your site load extremely fast and on average the site sees 65% fewer requests and saves around 60% bandwidth.
If you are running a WordPress blog, then I am very sure that you are using the Jetpack plugin as well. The plugin is a must have for WordPress blogs because it offers many options to make your blog user-friendly. One of them is Photon CDN!
This Photon feature is not like the other CDN services for WordPress, but if your blog contains lots and lots of images, then it would be a great help to activate this feature.
Photon is a content delivery network that loads images on your blog through the powerful WordPress.com servers.
To activate Photon, you just need to install the Jetpack plugin on your blog and then activate the Photon feature from your site dashboard.
Swarmify is yet another free and powerful peer-to-peer based CDN to enhance your site’s performance.
It is also arguably one of the best free CDN providers for WordPress sites available now.
With their servers spread across 196 countries, they offer 250 GB (and 10 GB of the image) bandwidth for free.
Coral CDN is a P2P (peer-to-peer) based content delivery network and developed by MIT students. The service is free of cost because since it relies on the P2P network, billions of computers are connected across the world, making it absolutely free.
The way Coral CDN works, according to their WordPress plugin is by serving the static content through their servers by appending ‘nyud.net’ to the URL.’
This service is relatively new compared to the others in the list, but since it offers a free plan with 250 GB of free transfer, I had to mention it in this post.
If you are truly looking for a CDN service, you need to try out SwarmCDN as it offers a free transfer and is also available in around 196 countries worldwide.
If you run a website that heavily dependent on images (think portfolios of photography/design services), offloading your images to another server would be a good idea. You would end up saving a lot of precious bandwidth.
Cloudinary is a robust image management solution that can host your images, resize them on-the-fly and a ton of other cool features. In their forever-free plan, they offer 2GB storage with 5GB of bandwidth.
Some paid options:
MaxCDN – The best one there is! All the major sites use MaxCDN to deliver their content and keep themselves blazingly fast. The pricing starts at $9/month.
Incapsula – This CDN service not only makes your site load fast but also provides website security and DDoS protection as well. The content is delivered through its globally powered network. The pricing for Incapsula starts at $19/month.
RackSpace – This CDN service is a pay-as-you-go service. The pricing starts at $0.00014 for the first TB of storage and $0.12 for the first 10 TB of CDN bandwidth. Check out their pricing structure for a better idea.
If your blog traffic is not so high then you can use free CDN for your blog. But as your traffic increases, you need to use paid options for better performance of your blog.
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