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Implementing CDN in WordPress

Posted In Wordpress tips - By Techtiplib on Monday, July 31st, 2017 With No Comments »

Many people are finding benefits of implementing a CDN, Content Deliver Network, with their WordPress application. Uploading videos, photos and other media to WordPress is very simple with the platform WordPress has, but a CDN can enhance the process significantly. For instance, if you have to write a daily or weekly blog and you store lots of photos in a folder, you can easily access them by uploading them to the CDN. The purpose of a CDN is to allow the end user to connect with the closest server possible in order to upload files and websites quickly. Now, imagine this technique being used for your blog and websites that use WordPress.

CDN in WordPress

Benefits of a CDN

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to distribute service spatially relative to end-users to provide high availability and high performance. CDNs serves a large fraction of the Internet content today, including web objects (text, graphics and scripts), downloadable objects, applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks. 

We all love simplicity, especially when it comes to technology. With the CDN, it can help to improve the performance for WordPress users. CDNs are known to increase the upload of blogs by using a distribution network to load its content. CDN tools are plug-ins that can be implemented in WordPress for easy access. Easily and quickly get to the files you need, including image files, js files, css files and any other files you have uploaded to your computer. Everyone can benefit from implementing a CDN with their WordPress applications. Uploading the files onto the CDN server can be done for free if you use Google’s servers. Commercial CDNs are also available at various rates (which are generally affordable).

Features

There are various features associated with a CDN implementation to WordPress. For starters, the CDN plug-in tools will give you one-click loads for all attachments and JS to your CDN. You will also be able to side-load new content transparently; this includes resizing images using WordPress. Automatically rewriting URLs within the blog in order to direct users to the content loaded by the CDN is also done. Then if at any time you no longer wish to have the CDN tools, you can easily get rid of it without having to worry about any messy fixes. Simply remove the plug-in and everything will still work properly.  

How it Works

The CDN operates with Pull URL’s; this allows you to specify a directory on your server that the CDN pulls files from. Once this happens, the files are served from the CDN. Moving the above files to the CDN is simple — just place your files in a folder on your server and give the URLs to the CDN — and voila! You are uploading items more efficiently. Uploading your library to a CDN just seems plausible.

CDN’s are a layer in the internet ecosystem. Content owners such as media companies and e-commerce vendors pay CDN operators to deliver their content to their end-users. In turn, a CDN pays ISPs, carriers, and network operators for hosting its servers in their data centers.

If you have a blog that you use to advertise yourself or your business or just want to get your content out there efficiently, a CDN can help accomplish this. All of the visitors to your site, no matter where in the world they’re located, will be able to upload your blog quickly.

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