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Parallelize Downloads

Description

This plugin enables Parallelized Downloads / Domain Sharding for your WordPress images.

This is a good alternative if you don’t want to pay for a CDN but have an image heavy site.

Domain sharding is a technique used to increase the amount of simultaneously downloaded resources for a particular website by using multiple domains.
This allows websites to be delivered faster to users as they do not have to wait for the previous set of resources to be downloaded before beginning the next set.

This plugin is only useful if you have an image heavy site. For sites with very few images you may see an increase in load times with this plugin due to increased numbers of DNS lookups.

See here for more information on Domain Sharding

Installation

  1. Install “Domain Sharding” either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server inside the wp-content/plugins folder of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate “Domain Sharding” plugin via WordPress Settings.

Visit Settings > Parallelize Downloads to add your domains

FAQ

My images have broken

Please double check that your domains’ DNS A records are correctly pointed to your website

How many domains should I use?

We suggest anywhere between 2 and 4

Reviews

Buen plugin

El plugin es bueno, ayuda bastante con la optimización del sitio, sin embargo, debes registrar los subdominios en tu certificado SSL para que te funcione bien con HTTPS.

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Contributors & Developers

“Parallelize Downloads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release