3 Best and Free CDN (Content Delivery Network) for your Blog
Let us talk why CDN (Content Delivery Network) are important for a blog. Suppose that you have got your blog’s server set up in USA and you get visitors from all over the world. Now, people who visit your site from UK will be first connected to the US servers to browse your blog files which will take more time in comparison to a visitor who is visiting from US only. The time will be more for a visitor visiting from India, and so one.
In simple language, the more distance between the visitor and servers, the more time it takes to load the files. This is where CDN helps you out. CDN put your blog files at multiple servers in the world, and connects the visitor to their nearest sever, which results in fast loading of your website. CDN also helps in shedding the load on your server by distributing the visitors load on different locations.
Using CDN was one of the things I used to increase the speed of my blog by 500%
There are many Paid CDN networks which offer remarkable service and features but if you are running a small blog and you don’t need bandwidth in TBs, then you can also use Free CDN for your blog. I am listing 3 Best CDN that I have tried on my blog.
Apart from optimizing your blog’s speed, Cloudflare also offers features like threat control, country based blocking etc. The uptime is 99.99% and the serve is very easy to configure.
SpeedyMirror offers a free account with 50GB limit, which I think is enough for many blogs out there. Even if you passed beyond that limit, you can always buy more space.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service which offers 2GB space with free account. Dropbox can also be used as a CDN by using a plugin for WordPress called Dropbox CDN.
There are many other Fee CDN out there such as Coral CDN, or Incapsula etc. but I haven’t tried them, you can let us know about any other Free CDN in the comments section.