Faster Website with CDN
Most people do not care about how websites work. They do not care what hosting a website uses either unless they have a website themselves.
They mostly care about how fast the website opens to where they want to go. Good content and ease of navigation are also a must.
Fast loading speed, especially for websites that sell products, need to load between 0 to 2 seconds will have the best conversion rates.
Website conversion rates decrease with each additional second beyond 2 seconds of loading time by 5%.
Even web pages that do not sell products will increase bounce rates by 8% beyond 2 seconds.
One of the biggest things you can do to improve the speed of your website site opening is something called a CDN.
CDN means Content Delivery Network. So why does that mean, and how does it helps to load your website faster on the internet?
A website hosting company such as Godaddy, Bluehost, DreamHost, Siteground, and HostGator (there are many more) will load up the website. Still, they all struggle to load quickly in a traditional way.
Many bottlenecks occur because of bandwidth that is trying to be loaded by the hosting provider.
To help speed up the process, a CDN can significantly increase the speed that this website takes. They utilize caching to reduce bandwidth and improve security.
The goal is to have your website open between 0-4 seconds is the ideal load time.
E-commerce websites will generally load slower than one that is not selling products because their barrier is higher.
Faster check out, log in, and home pages matter the most on e-commerce web pages.
How Does a CDN work?
If a website does not have a CDN, it relies on a single server to distribute content to all site visitors, no matter if they live a block away or someplace else on the planet.
Providers of CDN servers have something called internet exchange points (IXP’s) which find the physical location where the internet service providers connect and exchange traffic.
When a user requests a web page, the content is delivered by the servers closest geographically. The CDN then reduces the page latency by minimizing the distance a website content must travel when requested by the user.
That CDN will also improve the loading speed of the web pages and user experience by optimizing delivery based on the type of content requested, depending on if it is standard content, dynamic range, video streaming, or large file downloads.
CDN’s will improve, increase bandwidth, and lowers overhead costs for servers.
CDN helps SEO
SEO professionals should make loading speed a top priority.
SEO and user experience are intertwined, and Google, Bing, and Yahoo have long considered UX elements to determine search rankings.
Google confirmed in July 2018 that landing page loading speed is a search ranking factor, including for mobile searches.
Google is telling web owners which metrics to monitor and improve.
The web. dev provides an overview of all Core Web Vitals and has a tool for testing your website.
A CDN will protect websites against denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks because SDN’s distribute content to numerous servers and prevents DDoS attacks from affecting the original server.
If a server is attacked or experiences more traffic than it can handle, it will reroute to another server.
Most pro CDN providers will include analytics and insight reports as part of the package.
CDN’s collect and report critical information such as event analytics, viewer diagnostics, security diagnostics, audience analytics, geographic and query-based traffic data, and quality of service data.
As you can see, there are many advantages of using a CDN.
We use SiteGround to host all of our websites and our client’s websites, and it provides a free CDN provided by Cloudflare
Faster Website with CDN
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