We discussed in the earlier post regarding “What is CDN? What are the Benefits of Using CDN?” Here again I am explaining briefly what CDN is and Benefits of using it. CDN means Content Delivery Network/Content Distribution network which is used to Speed up the loading time of your blog/website.
Benefits of Using CDN :
By using CDN in your blog
- Your blog never go down and your blog’s page speed will be improved.
- It tends your blog to rank higher in Search Engines which also helps to reduce the bounce rate.
- It reduces the server errors and blog downtimes. It can also handle huge amount of traffic where your main server can’t and sometimes your main server may get crashed.
The above are the benefits of using Content Delivery Network in your blog. There are many Content Delivery Network service providers, among all the services we have listed the Top 3 best CDN Services.
Below are the Top 3 Best CDN (Content Delivery Network) Services
MaxCDN is one of the best and the most popular Content Delivery Network provider. MaxCDN is built upon NetDNA’s CDN system to deliver a simple, affordable, fast CDN for everyone. They speed up your site and decreases the server load. It is very easy to setup and you can also easily integrate with WordPress using W3 Total Cache Plugin. It offers wide range of services with affordable prices.
They are offering 1TB of bandwidth for just $39.95 for the first year. After your first year you need to pay $99 for 1 TB of bandwidth. To upload larger files you need to pay for storage, which costs you $9.95 per month for 10GB. Overall the price of MaxCDN is really cheaper than the other services.
Amazon CloudFront :
Amazon CloudFront is also a well known Content Delivery Network provider in the cloud industry. Amazon CloudFront is used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic & static Content and streaming content using a global network of edge locations. You need to store your files in another Amazon Web Service like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud or Amazon Simple Storage Service which costs you $0,093 per month for 1GB.
Here you can pay for what you use and there is no minimum fee to start with. You can also estimate your monthly bill using the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator. Normally the total Price may go upto 300$ for 1 TB of bandwidth. Amazon CloudFront is only recommended for small websites/blogs. This CloudFront distribute data with high transfer speed which uses over 19 edge nodes across worldwide and also 3 edge nodes in Asia for Asian traffic.
CloudFlare is also the most popular and the well known Content Delivery Network provider in the present cloud industry. CloudFlare Speed up your blog and it also protects your blog from Spammers. CloudFlare acts as middle agent and it collects the threat information from nasty bots, spammers etc. and protect your blog from them by asking them to fill the CAPTCHA whenever it’s in doubt.
They also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and resources. Once your blog is part of CloudFlare then your web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network. There are 3 different plans Free, Pro, Business and Enterprise with different features and prices. So you can get started with Free Plan and if you satisfy with it then you can upgrade your plan according your need. Finally CloudFlare is Just not a CDN but it is also provides Security to your blog.
Over to You :
That’s It! we have listed the Top 3 best CDN Services which takes your Website/Blog to next level. If you have used any CDN services from the above list or used any other CDN services then feel free to share your experience with us by commenting below.