What are the benefits, and when should you use a CDN?
If you’re like most small business owners, you may not know exactly what a CDN is. The term stands for Content Delivery Network, which is simply a system of servers distributed across the world.
Essentially, CDN’s are used to improve how fast your website loads. By leveraging intelligent geographical placement of servers, it decreases the time it takes for your visitor to load your website.
This is important for you as website speed is an essential factor for your success online.
How a CDN Works
The reason they are storing the static files, is because they are the largest and take the longest to deliver.
Upon searching for your site, the servers will automatically choose the Content Delivery Network location closest to your website visitor to deliver your website files.
This means that your website visitor will load up your website in the fastest time possible.
Since speed is important for SEO and conducting business successfully online, CanSpace offers CDN’s for all of our clients, free of charge.
Why Use A CDN?
Speed is important for both user experience, and search engine optimisation. Increased speed will result in the following benefits…
- Increase Google search rankings
- Reduce your bounce rate (which will…)
- Improve your lead capture and sales
Speed is one of the most important ranking factors in SEO – which means optimising how your website content is delivered is important.
This will help you achieve better results in the search engines.
In addition, increased website speed will contribute to a lower bounce rate (every second of load time means 20% less people stay). Improving your speed will also improve your lead capture and sales.
At the end of the day – it’s all about your goals. How will a faster website affect your bottom line? As it turns out, it will affect it in a big, positive way. So should you use a CDN? Yes.
If you’re looking to get started with a CDN, take a look at our hosting packages today. CanSpace is a CloudFlare premium partner and CloudFlare CDN services are included free of charge for all of our clients (most places charge $20 or more per month).
In addition to our low prices, we are Canada’s leading web host and domain registrar. So you can rest assured in your decision to host with us.
If you’re looking to improve the speed of your website, you may have heard of something called a CDN, but many people don’t know what it is. So what is a CDN?
CDN stands for Content Delivery Network.
It is essentially a network of servers, spread around the world in order to serve data to your website visitors quicker than they would receive it traditionally.
If you’re looking to improve the speed of your website or start on the right foot with a new one, get started with a hosting plan today!
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