What is a CDN anyway? A CDN is a Content Delivery Network. They make it possible for your site to be accessed from multiple servers globally so that it can load faster for your visitors. We discuss our experience with them and some tips on getting started.
- David Blackmon – Aspen Grove Studios / FB / @aspengrovellc
- Tim Strifler – Divi Life / FB / @timstrifler
- Sarah Oates – Endure Web Studios / FB / @endureweb
- Leslie Bernal – A Girl and Her Mac / FB / @agirlandhermac
- Content Delivery Network Explained – Scroll down to chapter 5 to see full list of CDN companies
- CloudFlare vs MaxCDN – What They Offer And How They Differ…
- Animated map shows the undersea cables that power the internet – no fish, womp womp
Love your podcast.
One thing to add is if CF is your nameserver, depending on who your hosting company is, you may have to get comfortable adding subdomains for staging areas in Cloudflare. I use both WPEngine and SiteGround as hosting companies. With WPEngine there is no problem since WPE takes care of all this behind the scenes with MaxCDN.
With SG, and I am sure others if the host is not the nameserver you will have to configure the staging sites on your nameserver, i.e. Cloudflare. It can be a little frustrating on SiteGround because you can’t choose you staging site subdomain since it is auto-assigned.
Any ideas for a work around? Or just suck it up and keep setting up and deleting subdomains in Cloudflare. 🙂
As a reseller, do you keep all your Cloudflare domains under one Cloudflare account? Seems like a like to undo if your client goes elsewhere. (Domain, host, Cloudflare…).