Loading of a web page is one of the known factors for search engine ranking these days. Along with much known techniques like using a cache plugin, serving optimized images, using a content delivery network is one highly recommended way to speed up your website. Google have already made it official that if your page loads faster, it will improve your search engine ranking. Here at ShoutMeLoud, we have already covered what is content delivery network and what are it’s uses. In the market, there are many paid and free CDN out there, and we have already covered MAXCDN. Today, I will be talking about one of the popular and free CDN network call Cloudflare. What is CloudFlare CDN & Why It’s free? CloudFlare CDN (Contend Delivery Network) caches the most popular content of your website on it’s strategically located servers across the globe. Every webpage access request is served by a server that is closest to the requesting machine. Apart from caching the content it … [Read more...] about How To Setup Free CloudFlare CDN For Your WordPress Blog
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Here I’m sharing a quick guide on how you can set up MaxCDN with the WP Fastest Cache plugin. MaxCDN is one of the most recognized and most popular CDN services. They have been in the market for a long time, and most of the popular blogs I know are using MaxCDN. If you don’t know about CDN and its benefits, you should read the following post: Setting up a Content Delivery Network (MaxCDN in this case) on your blog requires you to do a few things: Set up a “Pull Zone” from MaxCDN. Add a CNAME record to your domain. Set up a CDN linker plugin. By doing this, your site will be way faster than it was before, as all the files will now be served from the server nearest to your visitors. Also, your server load will go down by a great extent. Since most WordPress sites are hosted on shared hosting like HostGator, Bluehost, DreamHost, etc., it’s always a good idea to set up a CDN. This will speed up your site’s loading time. If you are not aware, site speed … [Read more...] about [Tutorial] Set Up MaxCDN On WordPress Using The Fastest Cache Plugin
A few days back, I talked about the best image compression WordPress plugins where I highlighted some great solutions for compressing images on your blog. But not everyone is using the WordPress platform for their website. Many of us are blogging on various other platforms like BlogSpot, Tumblr, or something else. What’s the best image compression solution for these users? Well, this is where online image compression tools come into the picture. When you search online for photo compressor tools, you will be awestruck by the sheer number of tools available. To make your work easier and save you some time, I’m listing some of my favorite tools that you can use right now to compress images & make them web-ready. (Note: A few of the listed tools also support compressing .pdf files which is useful for those who are selling eBooks online.) Question: Why do you need to compress images? The main reason is to lower down the loading time of your blog as this has a direct … [Read more...] about The 6 Best FREE Online Image Compression & Optimizer Tools
Number of social networking sites are increasing every day, but it doesn’t stop people from creating another one. There is always a requirement for creating a niche based social networking site. For example, if you have a college, you can create a social networking site, which is solely for your college members and students. Or you can create a community driven social networking sites for your locality, interest or anything which help users to connect with each other. Today, I will be talking about PHPFOX which offers you the quickest way to create a Social networking site of your own, and you can easily manage it too. “PHPFox” is a great social networking script, built in PHP & MySQL. Phpfox is very easy to use, you don’t need to do any coding and other complicated stuffs like that, just install this script in your webserver/web host and you’re ready to go Features of PHPFOX This Script has got lots of features, and here are some of the notable … [Read more...] about How To Create Your Own Social Network Website using PHPFOX
A content delivery network (a.k.a CDN) is one of those things you hear whenever someone is talking about speeding up a website. But what is a CDN and why is it useful? CDNs have become one of the easiest ways to make your site load faster. In fact, all speed checking tools like GT Metrix and Google Page Speed suggest using a good content delivery network (CDN) to improve a site’s performance. People with technical backgrounds are aware of what CDNs are and the benefits of using a content delivery network. But for non-technical people, the concept can seem alien. Well, there’s nothing to worry about because, in this blog post, I will be talking in-depth about content delivery networks and why you should be using one. Also read: Does Website Loading Time Matter For SEO? Let me start out in layman’s language. We bloggers and website owners usually use shared hosting, and all of our files are hosted at a data center. For example, my site is … [Read more...] about What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and What Are The Benefits?