Over the past few years, CDN’s (Content Delivery Network) are becoming more and more important for any website as to increase its overall speed and reliability.
Besides from increasing the speed and reliability, CDNs also save some huge bucks from your web hosting provider in the name of bandwidth. There are many premium CDN services like MaxCDN which offers a wide range of features.
But these services may not be a viable choice for low traffic websites or with a beginner’s budget. So in this article, let us get to know a list of top 3 free CDN services for your WordPress website.
With 28 data centers around the world, CloudFlare automatically caches all your static files into their edge nodes and serves them through the closest datacenter to your website visitors.
Setting up CloudFlare for your website is fairly simple, just change your DNS settings as specified by CloudFlare and you are done. On top of it, you can use their WordPress plugin for perfect integration.
CoralCDN is actually developed by MIT and is a peer to peer content delivery network made up of hundreds and thousands of web proxies worldwide.
Simply put, all the computers that are connected to the internet may act as a CDN for your website.
Well, that’s the sole reason why CoralCDN is free.
CoralCDN is capable of caching and serving all the static files like images, stylesheets, scripts, etc. Moreover, setting up CloralCDN is really simple, all you have to do is to download and install their WordPress plugin.
That’s it, it works out of the box and there is no need for any initial configurations.
Photon is a free CDN service offered by the WordPress.com and it does act like a CDN, but for only the images on your site.
Photon is an inbuilt module of the Jetpack plugin provided by the WordPress. So just install the Jetpack plugin and activate the Photon module to serve all your images from the super fast and well optimised WordPress.com grid.
As a sidenote, you can combine both the CloudFlare and Photon for optimum speed and reliability.
Free CDN services are very helpful for your website needs.
So do give them a try if you are not using CDN right now. But do keep in mind that free CDN services are only good for a certain time. If you are a serious blogger or if you see an increase in the traffic, then consider using premium and proper CDN service’s like MaxCDN.
MaxCDN service offers much more than that of a free CDN for very low price.
Hopefully that helps and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences using the comment form below.