I asked Vernessa Taylor to share with us how a CDN (content delivery network) would benefit bloggers. I suspect some of us really need one, but am unclear on what is involved or when we should start using one. Here is what Vernessa has discovered so far:
Content Delivery Network: Faster Than A Speeding Plane . . .
If you’re like me you may have heard the phrase content delivery network (CDN) bandied about more and more over the last couple of years.
The first 50 times I came across it, I didn’t stop to find out what it meant, and didn’t take the time to see if it held any benefits for my blogs or clients’ websites. In fact, my attention only settled upon CDN when I got an email from well-known CDN provider, MaxCDN.
To be honest, my website is not the fastest group of pixels on the planet. Unlike those six red planes doing acrobats, swooping and whirling and wowing the audience gazing up at them, I don’t believe my visitors are experiencing breath-taking speediness. (Are yours?)
Just like you, I read all the missives about the need for page speed, how to do website optimization, why you should have faster loading images, and the benefits to be had for SEO purposes. Yep, I occasionally visit those tools that help make these things a reality. BUT (and that’s a BIG but!) … Either I find them too technically challenging to implement or they seem really labor-intensive or they cost too much money or . . . [Read more...]