[resolved] Would a cdn help my site? (9 posts)

  1. portermonkey
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am trying to make my site as fast and efficiently as possible and have gotten totally confused with trying to set up a cdn. Now I am wondering how much it would really help as my site is small with not a lot of content.

    I'm using wp supercache and installed cdn sync tool(but am afraid to try it) I also tried setting it up through my server (Bluehost) but broke some stuff so backed out.

    is there any simple way?


  2. stvwlf
    Posted 4 years ago #

    unless you want to play with CDN's just to do it, it doesn't sound like there is any technical reason you are going to gain much performance improvement given the size of your site and the way it is already caching.

  3. portermonkey
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I have read about to many problems people have in doing so and the risk:payoff is way to high for me.

  4. 123milliseconds
    Posted 4 years ago #

    YOu only have 3 images

    YOu have a local business

    So cdn's will help nothing; you have no AU or CHINA users

    YOur site is fast enough

  5. Frederick Townes
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Where are your users?

  6. portermonkey
    Posted 4 years ago #

    "Where are your users? "

    the ones i care about are within a 200 mile radius.

  7. w3expose
    Posted 4 years ago #

    then, the best optimization you can do is to get a local or close Hosting provider.

    from Florida it took about a second to open..
    your site is fine my friend. :P

  8. Craig Chamberlin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, even in Northern Indiana I grabbed your page in about 2.4 seconds.

    Here is a report on your performance speed:

    Now of course you can always get it to load even faster, and a CDN would shave maybe a few fractions of a second off, but it's up to you whether it's worth it or not.

    It appears you've already got great load times.

    RackspaceCloud only charges for bandwidth you use, so if you are just curious about getting a CDN set up and learning how to run one, personally I think it's a great learning experience...

    You may also benefit quite a bit by utilizing the Page Speed plugin Google recommends and having it analyze your site. It will recommend doing some other things as well. You can find that here.

    Good luck!

  9. Frederick Townes
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good advice.

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