As yo may know we are using a content delivery network on our blog to speed up its loading times. We’ve been using one for years now and we can’t see ourselves blogging without it. It improves the user experience, makes our website faster, and thus better in the eyes of Google.
What is a CDN ?
A CDN is a network of servers around the world which have a copy of your website and its small files, so when a visitor loads your website, the CDN delivers your website’s files from the closest server to them. The further the physical distance between the server and the user the slower the website becomes. So by serving from a closer location, the speed of the website increases.
Your users could be anywhere in the world yet your hosting is only hosted in one place, let’s say New York. Now if a visitor from England comes to your website they must load your website from New York. The distance the information must travel is very far and will make the website slow for this user. If you had a CDN, it would load your website from a local server, say one in England, so your website for this user would be very fast.
Basically this is what it did for us :
We have implemented MaxCDN in our WordPress blog through W3 Total Cache. You can see an implementation tutorial here.
MaxCDN Costs and The Awesome March Deal
You must think all these advantages come at a really high premium costs. Well that’s not the case. We can purchase a prepay bandwidth amount or you can benefit from the new yearly subscriptions, normally starting at $90 / year.
Starting March 1st you can benefit from one of the most advantageous offers MaxCDN has ever offered.
For March 2014 all yearly MaxCDN plans are discounted with 50% (starting at $45 / year).
This makes MaxCDN accessible to anyone that has a website. The prices start at $45 / year or just below $4 / month. For this price you will get 100 GB of bandwidth and 2 zones, you can use for 2 websites for example.
If your needs are larger you can benefit from a Plus plan with 500GB of bandwidth / month and a yearly price of $195. That’s an amazing $16 / month.
There are larger packages for huge websites, plans that include up to 10TB of bandwidth / month.
What are you waiting for? Sign up
To benefit from this amazing deal just follow the link below until March 31st 2014.