What is a CDN?
A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of servers that deliver content. It caches and serves static content based on the user’s location, meaning someone in Japan visiting your US-hosted website will experience speeds comparable to a Japanese website.
Benefits of a CDN:
- Improved availability and redundancy: High traffic or hardware failure can cause downtime. A CDN distributes the load, enabling your site to handle more traffic and be more resilient to hardware issues.
- Faster load times: Users are served content from a server closer to them,resulting in quicker website loading.
- Enhanced security: A CDN can mitigate DDoS attacks, prevent vulnerability hacks, and stop brute force attempts, keeping your site more secure.
Not all CDNs are created equal. We offer both static asset and full-page caching CDNs. Full-page caching goes beyond static assets, distributing blocks of code and information from your site’s database, further reducing server load.
Managed WordPress CDN options:
An updated version of our bundled CDN for Managed WordPress sites, including full-page caching technology, is now available for eligible customers. This industry-leading solution reaches 95% of the world’s population within 50 ms and includes a Web Application Firewall (WAF) for added security.
Sites ineligible for full-page caching will continue to use the static asset cache. All Managed WordPress sites can opt out of any CDN in their hosting panel settings.