CDN Benefits

CDN Benefits

Below are just a few of the many benefits of using a CDN on your WordPress site.

1. Speed 

A dramatic improvement in website’s performance is one of the main and biggest reasons why people opt for using this service. Shortening the physical distance between the user and the server, a CDN drastically reduces the network latency – making your site load at the speed of light.

2. High Global Availability and Scalability

CDNs also offer high-availability and scalability. What if your website’s main server goes down or crashes due to a sudden spike in traffic? When enabled, your website will always stay up and running as multiple servers are there to handle  the traffic. Since the replicated content is available across multiple POPs at different geographic location, wed traffic is dynamically routed to another server if one go down. And there is no need to worry about scalability as CDN providers are built with that in mind. If you are utilizing a smaller shared host, a CDN could actually keep your website from crashing since it is handling most of the load.

3. Security

Talking advantage of cutting-edge technologies like WAF (Web Application Firewalls) and Origin Shied. A lot of providers offer an additional layer of security to keep data secure, process customer transactions and prevent DDoS, DNS Amplification, and Layer 7 attacks. Other benefits include putting you behind a proxy which helps to hide your origin IP address.

4. SEO Advantages

Everyone loves a blazing fast website. Particularly Google which made site speed a crucial ranking factor back in 2010. Along with helping your website rank higher in search engine results, these services also increase the crawl rate of your website’s image in Google Image Search.

5. Lower Bandwith Costs

Another big benefit of a CDN is that it can help offload CPU and resources from your hosting server (origin server). This helps prevent traffic spikes from overwhelming your host. It can also help decrease your bandwith costs. A CDN can cut bandwidth requests by up to 70%. The lower bandwidth requests are, the more bandwidth costs you save width your web host.