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They said CDN makes your website faster

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by miedy, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    yep, i have tried it with SunCDN since they offer free trial but after everything i do not see any changes on my website speed.. their support told me that everything was fine.... What's CDN are for anyway?
     
  2. Nut-Nights

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    i think they reduce load on your website. Most of the big sites are using them.
     
  3. The Mentalist

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    It reduces server load and puts your data closer to your visitors, it does help, a lot, but only if you're using a quality CDN. A free trial version may not offer much improvement. It's really best for sites with lots of pictures or video. You're better off just getting higher quality hosting unless you are getting thousands of visits frequently.
     
  4. GreenCloudVPS

    GreenCloudVPS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You should try a paid CDN services and see the differences. Cloudflares or AWS CDN would be your good choices.
     
  5. FBGuru

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    Yeah, It's me who suggested you to add CDN to your site.

    PM me your url. I'll see what I can do for you.
     
  6. Lasaint

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    You'll not notice any difference if it's a small website
     
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    some hosting offered free cdn, you might be able to find other free cdn like using google drive as cdn
     
  8. ORJay

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    Try to get a maxcdn trial and you'll see the difference
     
  9. somedevil

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    It works well on huge sites, especially with a lot of pictures. The first time i used it on a substantially big sports blog, the difference was pretty darn clear.
     
  10. mktanny

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    CDN's do make a difference , if you are on a shared hosting you wont see the load difference it is making (it is still working though) , but if you are on a vps or a dedicated server with access to server load and memory utilization you will see the difference a CDN makes .

    Also like others have said , if you are site is small (as in low traffic) , their is not much load on your site to begin with . Being on shared hosting and using a CND gives you the benefit of hosting multiple sites on the same shared hosting account , as overall the load is now being shared by the CDN provider and your hosting provider.
     
  11. swaggerboy

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    Isnt a CDN usefull when you serve visitors who are far away from your server? Maybe if you live in Merica or visitors come from another country. The CDN stores your files on servers acrros the globe so visitors who are far away can download the images and JS files from a server close to them.

    I also used a CDN for a website in the Netherlands. Soon found out my own host was faster actually. Why? Because all visitors are 200 miles max away from my server.

    So if you serve alot of visitors who are far away from your server, use a CDN. I used cloudfront or cloudflare from amazon. It's very cheap since you onlly pay for the data you used and not a monthly subscription.

    Also make sure you don't have a WP plugin that compresses your images and stores it on their own server, that conflicts with your CDN. GL bro
     
  12. momin90909

    momin90909 Junior Member

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    Yea. Agreed, CDN helps if visits are too much and scattered all across the globe.
     
  13. concourse

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    With a CDN, you're typically downloading content from an edge server rather than the origin server, and in some instances (e.g. origin server with plenty of bandwidth, low latency and hosting site with moderate traffic requiring few resources), you might in fact experience comparatively inferior performance when downloading data from a (busy) edge server once the CDN is installed.
     
  14. JasonS

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    I personally use cloudflare, and implementing it my sites loads faster than before. So, I can say yes it does effect on your site speed.

    OP I would suggest you to first remove the SunCDN or whatever you're using and then test your site speed via "pingdom website speed test". then attach it with CDN and again test to make a clear view of comparison.
     
  15. Gogol

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    They are used for two reasons. First one is obviously to reduce server load. You won't have a clue about this until you have a site which has high traffic volume. If you do, you will run out of transfer limit pretty soon. loading 100Kb of data on each page load ( minus cache ) x 100000 hits per day is near about 10GB of traffic, and many here have more trraffic than that. For them, CDN is a must..

    Secondly, if it is a cloud based CDN, then users all over the world get the file downloaded faster due to multiple server locations causing less amount of response time.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  16. Tom189

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    Yea vouch for MaxCDN, I use them on my sites and the difference in speed is very noticeable. They do a free trial and the price is pretty reasonable anyway.
     
  17. LisaHamilton

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    I think CDNs just help us to reduce the load of our site... and it would not effect our site ranking... but may be helpful in SEO to impress search engines through decrease our site load time.