How to Choose
Your Best CDN Provider

What to do:
LiteSpeed Web Server users (you absolutely should be among them):
  1. setup QUIC.cloud CDN and get 10 GB of traffic per month for free
  2. use BunnyCDN geo-replicated storage for video files
Unlucky Nginx server users:
  1. setup BunnyCDN for all your static assets; pay $1 per month
  2. configure free HTML delivery at the edge using Cloudflare CDN
  3. for eCommerce website: pay $5 per month for the Argo for optimising internet traffic routing to the origin through the least congested path
21 minutes read | Last modified on September 22nd, 2021
Testimonial

To CDN or not to CDN?

Most small UK businesses are targeting only local visitors. They don’t need anything else except a UK-based hosting provider with modern NVMe SSD hardware and LiteSpeed Web Server software, as described in our separate post. Your business can easily comply with GDPR even if you have clients in Europe. All you have to do is move to Amsterdam’s hosting provider. Amsterdam’s ping will be below 20ms across most of Europe (including UK), rising to about 50ms for Greece and Israel. It will be much faster to work directly from the origin to provide content to your visitors. Germany and France are only 10ms away from Amsterdam in ping time. Consider these countries as well when looking for hosting providers in Europe.
The Content Delivery Network (CDN) is useful for such website mainly if it attracts substantial traffic and overloads your hosting provider. Please be aware that your website visitors from Germany, France, UK, and Israel will all be served from the Amsterdam server on a free Cloudflare CDN account. If you have a high traffic website, we recommend giving a try BunnyCDN. It will store a permanent cache of your website’s static files like CSS, JS, fonts, and images in the Frankfurt server and provide them from there to the local cache of about 10 servers across Europe. Your origin server will be left with the task of delivering HTML files to the visitors, reducing the bandwidth load at the origin by at least thirtyfold. BunnyCDN services will cost you just $1 per month. It is a much better option compared to upgrading the level of your subscription with your original hosting provider.
If your website is hosted on a LiteSpeed Web server, and you need to unload some traffic to the CDN provider, your best option is a QUIC.cloud CDN. It provides 10 GB of free traffic per month and is priced similarly to the BunnyCDN for traffic above this threshold.
The one thing any company should do – is to use a reverse proxy service provided by either QUIC.cloud or Cloudflare to mitigate DDoS attacks. Even if you don’t plan to use CDN, you still can use Cloudflare as a reverse proxy service but skip the caching.
Google Web Vitals is a new set of metrics that Google uses to evaluate the technical health of a website. While webmasters around the world have been busy optimising for keywords for ranking higher on Google, Web Vitals appears as the new kid on the block and could cause unexpected problems. Let’s say you’re doing content marketing with lots of blogs and long-form pillar content. In a perfect world, the local store’s website would only attract customers who are physically nearby. But in the real world, your website will attract visitors from all over the world. In fact, according to statistics, up to 2/3 of your traffic will come from outside United Kingdom.
Google is unaware that you are a local business only interested in UK customers, and its Web Vitals metrics are ignoring borders. Google uses the Chrome User Experience Report to generate a Web Vitals field score. The metrics are calculated from the set of Chrome users from all over the world and the data collected from them. While Google strikes a balance by ignoring 25% of the worst data that the Chrome browser reports from your actual visitors, you need to make sure you’re serving the remaining 75% with fast-loading pages.
So be careful when you say your site only has customers from the UK; there is a significant global English-speaking community around the UK! Even a local business based in the UK might need to optimise their website for global traffic.
If you have visitors from outside of Europe and the UK, you will have to use CDN to improve your page loading speed. Please continue to read this post to understand the best configuration you can have.

Do we have a PUSH CDN?

The remote location of the original server can introduce substantial latency for the visitors. The Content Distribution Network (CDN) services have been developed to overcome this issue by storing a local cache of your data in different data centres (or point-of-presence POPs) distributed worldwide.
Content Distribution Network (CDN)
Content Distribution Network (CDN)
By utilising CDN, the content can be served fast to the visitor because information travels a shorter distance. Also, you save the overall computing power and bandwidth of your original server.
Another common use case for CDNs is DDoS attack mitigation. Many CDN providers include features to monitor and filter requests to edge servers. These services analyse web traffic for suspicious patterns, blocking malicious attack traffic while allowing reputable visitor traffic.
Sites that receive substantial internet traffic work best with pull CDNs. The content is served slowly from your origin for the local data centre’s first user and is cached there. Any subsequent visitor will get access to the cached content much faster with significantly lower latency. However, if files are not requested again in several hours, they will be automatically cleared from the cache. The websites with a substantial volume of internet traffic to all pages should benefit from such CDN.
Sites with a lower amount of internet traffic will fare better with the push CDNs. The content is put onto the CDN servers and stored permanently rather than re-pulled. The content is cached until it is deleted or purged because a new version of the page is created. The push CDN servers are just mirroring your website’s cache created at the origin and are always ready to serve your local visitors.
Until recently, push CDN architecture was not possible. Nevertheless, most CDN providers rush to implement some elements emulating the push architecture for low traffic websites.
For instance, Amazon CloudFront CDN provides two additional levels of caching. CloudFront created a set of dedicated Regional Edge Caches with a much larger cache capacity than an individual edge data centre. It allows Regional Edge Caches to keep more of your content closer to your viewers, even when the content is not popular enough to remain at a local data centre cache. The CloudFront also uses an Origin Shield to provide an additional unified caching layer in front of your origin. The requests to your origin server from all of CloudFront’s Regional Edge Caches go through Origin Shield, increasing the likelihood of a cache hit. Origin Shield is a dynamic mirror of the origin server cache. Origin Shield stores its data within the Regional Edge Cache server with the lowest latency to your origin.
Bunny CDN has made a step further with their Perma-Cache architecture. Very much like CloudFront Regional Edge Caches, Bunny CDN has a dedicated set of geo-storage servers (in Frankfurt, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Sydney ). But unlike CloudFront, BunnyCDN auto replicates data between geo-storage centres, and therefore don’t need an extra Origin Shield layer. And unlike CloudFront, Bunny CDN has decided to store your static files permanently in the geo-storage network until they have expired or are purged by your origin server.
Geo-replicated storage on BunnyCDN
During a cache fill operation, the system automatically pulls and permanently stores your files at the geo-storage server closest to your local user. The files are then automatically replicated across the Bunny CDN geo-storage network.
Geo-replicated storage on BunnyCDN

All future requests to the same file will then never reach your origin again. Instead, they are delivered to the local CDN server from the closest geo-storage server.

Perma-Cache architecture provides unmatched performance when accessing uncached files and guarantees excellent performance and reliability no matter where in the world your visitors are. You have to pay just $1 per month for such a great push CDN service, which is about 20 times cheaper than the CloudFront fees.
However, BunnyCDN is only the first part of the story. Many websites will have dynamic HTML files, which have to be different for different visitors, especially logged-in users. The obvious examples include eCommerce websites or blogs with comments. Most CDN, including CloudFront and Bunny CDN, will struggle to the various degree to distinguish between static and dynamic HTML pages. And therefore, most CDN services do not cache HTML files at all.
CDN services
Most CDN services will forward the request for HTML file to the origin while serving other assets from the local cache
Cloudflare and QUIC.cloud CDNs provide the best solution for caching HTML files at the Edge. Cloudflare had recently introduced a paid add-on Automatic Platform Optimisation (APO) service for WordPress priced at $5 per month. The APO service saves the HTML file copy in the Workers KV database, which is automatically replicated across Cloudflare’s entire network of servers. Cloudflare Workers KV acts as a distributed mirror for your origin server HTML cache.
With APO
The required HTML file can be copied locally from the Workers KV database to the Cloudflare PoP server cache. This process does not involve communication with other nodes in the global network
There is a full similarity between the automatic replication of content across five geo-storage servers of BunnyCDN Perma-Cache and automatic replication of Workers KV database across all 200 Cloudflare CDN PoP servers. The main difference is the fact that the Workers KV database keeps copies of HTML files only. And BunnyCDN Perma-Cache does not store the HTML files (unless you have a fully static website). Therefore both systems are nicely integrating.
APO capability to serve HTML files at the Edge while referring back to the origin if necessary for user-specific content, was confirmed with major eCommerce plugins for WordPress such as WooCommerce, Ecwid eCommerce Shopping Cart, and Easy Digital Download. Unfortunately, APO is not yet a mature product – we discuss its limitations below.
Both APO and Perma-Cache had become available in the Q4 of 2020. Their combination provides a chance to achieve a 100% cache hit even for websites with a modest amount of global internet traffic.
Is it a real push CDN? No, but it is very close to it!

Cloudflare CDN

Cloudflare is the most-recommended CDN and is the one used by top-performing agencies in our benchmark study. Cloudflare is more than just a CDN. It includes DDoS protection, and even if your website does not need a CDN (as discussed above), it is still essential to use its free reverse proxy for DDoS attack mitigation.
General advice on configuring a Cloudflare account can be taken from WPJohnny. It is best to choose a hosting provider who offers a free Cloudflare Railgun connection to their datacentre (otherwise available only to the Business Plan users, paying $200 per month to Cloudflare). However, it is not yet possible to run Cloudflare Railgun on RedHat 8, CentOS 8, AlamLinux 8, or CloudLinux 8 as Cloudflare has not updated their software. As a result, many providers offering Railgun are unable to use it.
As mentioned above, Cloudflare is one of few CDN services that has a unique capability of providing HTML Edge level caching. Their capability for caching HTML is based on using Page Rules, determining whether it is a static HTML file or is it a user-specific dynamic HTML file that should be revalidated at the origin for each visitor.
We recommend using the Free Cloudflare plan with the paid add-on such as the Argo services described below. But first, it is necessary to understand the limitation of the Free Cloudflare plan and its paid APO service.
Visitors from the UK, Ireland, France, and Germany visiting websites on a Free Cloudflare plan will be served from their Amsterdam PoP data centre. Occasionally Cloudflare will move their traffic as far as to the Paris PoP. Your website should be on a Cloudflare Business plan ($200 per month) before your visitors from the UK become served from the Manchester-based PoP data centre. The London-based POP data centre serves mostly Enterprise Cloudflare clients. The local Cloudflare data centres will serve your visitors in Hong Kong if your website is on a Business plan ($200 per month). Otherwise, they might be served either locally or with slower traffic from a remote PoP data centre in Singapore, Japan, or occasionally from Los Angeles.  While Taiwanese visitors are served from the Japanese PoP server, all visitors in China will receive your internet traffic via the Los Angeles PoP server.
The story is still fluid. Multiple complaints about the availability of Cloudflare PoPs in Japan, Australia, South America, and South Africa are resolved. Currently, Cloudflare provides access to the local PoPs in Melbourn, Sydney, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and Cape Town for websites on the Free plan. When you read about 200+ data centres from Cloudflare, please take into account that many of them are busy serving paid clients, with free clients filling the spare capacities of more remote but less busy PoP data centres. The actual page load overhead caused by using remote PoPs instead of the local one is about 1.0 seconds for visitors in Taiwan or China and about 0.5 seconds for visitors in India (served from Singapore) or South Korea (served from Japan). It might sound insignificant, but if page load times go from just one second to two seconds, you will start losing visitors.
Similar to Google’s statistics about conversions dropping by 12% for every second of load time, Akamai comes to the table with another time-is-money figure. According to their research in 2017:
  • A 100-millisecond delay in website load time can hurt conversion rates by 7 percent
  • 53 percents of mobile site visitors will leave a page that takes longer than three seconds to load
Time To First Byte (TTFB)
Time To First Byte (TTFB) as measured in different geolocations on two consecutive days. Measurements were performed with the warm Cloudflare cache.

Time To First Byte (TTFB) as measured by https://www.fastorslow.com in different geolocations for https://www.webwhim.co.uk/ on two consecutive days. Measurements were performed with the warm Cloudflare cache. On the first day, HongKong traffic was served locally; the next day it was switched to the Los Angeles server.

Cloudflare CDN connection map
Cloudflare CDN connection map
Cloudflare CDN connection map measured by https://www.fastorslow.com. It is possible to see that Korean requests are served in Japan, Indian requests are served in Singapore, and Bahrain is served from Germany.
Cloudflare solution for the HTML Edge level caching is based on configuring Page Rules and is well respected. For the website with static pages, the solution is simple enough. You have to write in your Page Rules on the Cloudflare Admin page:
*yourdomain.com/wp-admin/*
Browser Integrity Check: On, Security Level: High, Cache Level: Bypass, Disable Performance

*yourdomain/*
Browser Cache TTL: a month, Cache Level: Cache Everything
Since Page Rules work on a “first match, first serve” basis, the “catch-all” URL *yourdomain.com/* is at the end of the priority list. Above the catch-all URL, you can place the multiple URLs that should not have full page cache enabled.
Comment by Gulshan Kumar :
I see many articles on the Internet (including the official blog of Cloudflare) suggesting using “Edge Cache TTL: a month” page rule for WordPress. But this is really not required when you’ve set a Cache Everything page rule already. Ideally, you would like to respect the existing header, and that would be possible only when you do not set Edge Cache TTL rule. It overrides origin Cache-Control completely. Setting a month for Edge Cache TTL makes no guarantee that PoP server will store your files for one month. This is an entirely wrong assumption. 
It is necessary to be on a paid Business plan ($200 per month) to configure the Page Rules for the eCommerce website properly. However, this functionality was recently extended and improved by the free WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin based on using the Cloudflare Workers platform together with the Page Rules. The plugin is not compatible with LiteSpeed. LiteSpeed offers a QUIC.cloud CDN that is tightly integrated with its Cache Engine. LiteSpeed Echosystem users have a better option than Cloudflare!
In 2020 QUIC.cloud had announced its own CDN product for WordPress users with the HTML Edge level caching. Unlike Cloudflare CDN, QUIC.cloud is fully integrated with the LiteSpeed cache and does not need careful settings to operate correctly. Cloudflare had responded by offering an add-on Automatic Platform Optimisation (APO) service for WordPress  priced at $5 per month. APO service was specifically designed to provide the most benefits for low internet traffic websites. The APO saves the HTML file copy in the Workers KV database, which is automatically replicated across Cloudflare’s entire network of servers. Cloudflare Workers KV acts as a distributed mirror for your origin server HTML cache.
With APO, the HTML file request is served from a local Cloudflare CDN cache (if the cached page exists) or the local copy of the Workers KV (if the cached page doesn’t exist on Cloudflare’s CDN). If the HTML page doesn’t exist in the CDN cache or Workers KV database, then Cloudflare will make a single request to your origin server and cache the new page’s HTML. The key advantage is that the HTML files can be copied locally from the Workers KV database to the local Cloudflare PoP server cache. This process does not involve communication with other nodes in the global network. Any following requests will be served much quicker from the cache of the local PoP server.
APO capability to serve HTML files at the Edge while referring back to the origin when necessary for user-specific content is confirmed with major eCommerce plugins for WordPress such as WooCommerce, Ecwid eCommerce Shopping Cart, and Easy Digital Download.
The previously described WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin can serve static HTML relying on a “pull” model instead of Workers KV’s “push” model, which automatically pushes HTML globally. With the old setup, visitors hitting a Cloudflare cache zone in the USA wouldn’t cache HTML assets for visitors in other locations – this means websites weren’t able to efficiently take advantage of Cloudflare’s network from a global content delivery perspective. The APO service is affordable and is worth serious consideration if you want to improve your website’s loading speed for international visitors. However, please be aware that paying for this service improves the TTFB only for the first visitor on the local Cloudflare PoP server. For the next visitors, you will have very low TTFB, but the free WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin will achieve the same improvement.
You might want to test TTFB carefully before and after activating APO services. The purpose is to identify the TTFB improvement for the uncached HTML served via the KV database vs TTFB for the uncached HTML requests served from the origin in your geographies of interest. The best tool is WebPageTest, which will test your TTFB time from 27 different locations worldwide. It will measure your page’s loading in three consecutive attempts, giving a chance to directly observe how the uncached HTML became cached in the local PoP server. You might be unimpressed with a change in TTFB, which happens only to the first visitor on the local PoP. The range of improvements is from 400ms to 50 ms. The following requests will have TTFB time below 80 ms regardless of whether you are using APO, free Page rules, or WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin. In many remote locations a small improvement for the first visit is not worth the subscription fee.  If in doubt, you should select a free WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin over the paid APO service. In both cases, Cloudflare will serve your HTML  from the local PoP after the initial request. The only difference is related to the first request of the uncached HTML.
We advise you to choose using the free WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin. If you have dynamic HTML pages, you might get a much better value for money when selecting a similarly priced Argo Smart Routing service.  Argo will improve the TTFB for all requests to the origin.
Another option to improve your cache hit ratio is to subscribe to the Argo Smart Routing and Tiered Caching ( $5 per month +$0.1 per GByte of data) service. The Argo Smart Routing is useful for achieving the best page loading speed performance for dynamic HTML files delivered from the origin. Such dynamic files are created using dynamic PHP requests and are mostly relevant to eCommerce sites or sites with logged-in users. The loading speed is improved by optimising internet traffic routing through the least congested path. However, please be aware that adding Argo services doesn’t change the availability of the POPs to a website. The Cloudflare PoPs available for a given plan type don’t change with Argo or APO services’ enablement.
With Tiered Caching included in the Argo subscription, Cloudflare moves towards building the Regional Edge Caches similar to CloudFront’s original concept. However, they are trying to make it more sophisticated by promising to select the exact location of such Regional Edge Caches dynamically via Smart Topology. The goal is to maximise the cache hit ratio by identifying the best regional data centre with the lowest latency to the origin. Such the best PoP centre is assigned as a geo-regional node for making requests to the origin. With Smart Topology, selected regional data centres are becoming reverse proxies to the origin for other local PoP data centres. This is a step in the right direction, but we prefer the BunnyCDN Perma-Cache option:
  • For the websites with very low traffic, BunnyCDN will keep your static files in the regional geo-edge centres for as long as the origin server has not refreshed them. Cloudflare Tiered Cashing content will be cleared much sooner if not frequently requested by the visitors.
  • For the websites with relatively high traffic of above 10 GB per month, you will save money by using BunnyCDN because it charges much less per GB of the bandwidth.

BunnyCDN

In the previous section, we explained that the best available options for accelerating the delivery of the static and dynamic HTML files consist of two separate steps:
  1. WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache plugin based on using the Cloudflare Workers platform together with the Page Rules will allow you to deliver static HTML files from the Cloudflare edge cache.
  2. Argo Smart Routing coupled with Railgun connection to your origin server will optimise the routing of internet traffic from the local PoP server to the origin server for delivering dynamic HTML pages unique to users (such as shopping cart of the eCommerce store)
To optimise the delivery of the static assets, we have to use Perma-Cache architecture provided by BunnyCDN. Luckily, Cloudflare and BunnyCDN can be integrated to work together.
First, you have to use a cPanel to create a subdomain and point it to the same docroot as the main site.
Setting up the CDN subdomain
Setting up the CDN subdomain for static files in LiteSpeed Cache
From the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to LiteSpeed Cache > CDN. Set up CDN mapping with the new subdomain:
  1. Set Use CDN Mapping to ON
  2. Set CDN URL to cdn.yourdomain.com
  3. Put //yourdomain.com/ in the Original URLs box.
  4. Save changes
Now you can proceed with setting your account with BunnyCDN. As a result, all static assets will now be served from BunnyCDN instead of Cloudflare. If you have any questions regarding using or setting BunnyCDN, please read series of posts written by Gulshan Kumar.
BunnyCDN  charges $0.01 per GByte for network traffic in Europe and North America, $0.03 per GB in Asia & Oceania (including Israel and Turkey), $0.045 per GB in South America, and $0.06 per GB in the Middle East & Africa.
BunnyCDN provides the possibility to use their five Geo-Replicated edge-storage data centres as the Perma-Cache. It means that all files pulled from the origin server are captured, replicated across different Storage Zones, and permanently kept there. When the cache expires on an edge POP server, it pulls content from the nearest Storage Zone location instead of your origin server. It is the best implementation of the push CDN available in the market and will significantly reduce the latency of loading your fixed assets.
It is possible to set up separate Cron Jobs to automatically warming up the cache on the original hosting server and warming up the Perma-Cache of BunnyCDN and Workers KV database of the Cloudflare CDN. This way, we can assure 100% cache hit in the CDN network and fast page speed loading even after purging all cache when forced by various website updates.

How to add a video to your website

The low cost of BunnyCDN traffic allows many website owners to offer a hero background video on their homepage – to follow the modern trend in web design. Some sound advice is also available here. Specific discussion of why using CDN will work better than hosting files on YouTube or Vimeo is provided by Gijo Varghese, where you will find further instructions on using BunnyCDN for video hosting.  The 30+Tbps network backbone and modern hardware with NVMe SSD’s guarantee smooth video playback when using BunnyCDN. BunnyCDN implements HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol which can be played by the HTML5 video player. Further instructions are available from BunnyCDN, with additional recommendations for using the Video.js player given here. You might try to consider the functionality of the Pro version of  Presto Player, which is deeply integrated with the BunnyCDN services. Adam of WPCrafter has created a detailed video explaining reach features you can add on the top of the Bunny Stream Video Hosting by using Presto Player.
The new Geo-Replicated edge-storage concept introduced in June 2020 makes it possible to use BunnyCDN as a faster and much less expensive alternative to Vimeo. It will cost about $1 per month for the traffic of about 20 GB per week – which is charged at $20 per month on the Vimeo Pro account. To configure a video-sharing hosting, you have to create a Storage Zone (made of five Geo-Replicated edge-storage data centres) and upload your video files. You then connect a Storage Zone to a Pull Zone, which will give the actual URL to the files stored there. Suppose your visitors are based only in the USA and Europe. In that case, it makes sense to select a Volume Tier network for the Pull Zone with a limited number of PoPs (Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Dallas, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Milan) and pay for the Storage Zone only in Los Angeles, New York, and Frankfurt. This option provides the lowest bandwidth cost of $0.005 per GB for worldwide traffic plus $0.05 per GB for storing your video files. Bunny Stream Video Hosting provides video encoding for all your original video files with up to six different resolutions to offer the appropriate file for each visitor’s screen.
You can now use the URL of the files stored on BunnyCDN to embed the video on your website. This approach will work for any website, not exclusively for WordPress. It is also necessary to set up hotlinking protection for your video files so that they can be called only via your website pages. Bunny CDN adds additional protection from unauthorised copying of your video content via MediaCage basic free DRM system. Now, you can restrict the actual access to the webpages with your video files to the paid customers only. Taking as an example the Wix website, you can do it by creating Members Only pages. In WordPress, the same can be achieved with various plugins. Darrel Wilson provides a review of such plugins on his YouTube channel.
Please be aware that BunnyCDN does not support live streaming video services. You can use KeyCDN’s video CDN to help supercharge your HTTP live streaming. KeyCDN has its own Push Zone service, but it is not yet a Geo-Replicated version.

QUIC.cloud CDN for LiteSpeed users

QUIC.cloud is the first major competitor to Cloudflare.  They’ve made a massive wave by announcing unique features that have forced Cloudflare to respond in a rush by introducing APO services.
QUIC.cloud is a reverse proxy CDN similar to Cloudflare, but unlike Cloudflare, it is fully integrated with the LiteSpeed Web Server and LiteSpeed Caching Engine. QUIC.cloud will ultimately have more functionalities as it is more deeply entangled in your website than the Cloudflare APO. QUIC.cloud communicates with the LiteSpeed extension on your backend to figure out which pages have changed and purges them selectively from the cache.
The ESI features built into LiteSpeed Cache Engine enable acceleration of dynamic content beyond what can be achieved with Cloudflare Railgun. In our separate post, we discuss how ESI and Guest Mode can improve the Core Web Vitals Score for eCommerce websites.
Since June 2021, QUIC.cloud has been in production stage with the cache keeping time increased to 24 hours. Now, it is comparable to CloudFlare CDN, and we recommend switching to QUIC.cloud for all users of LiteSpeed hosting.
QUIC.cloud has a smaller number of PoP servers if compared to Cloudflare. It has 10 PoPs in the USA, 10 PoPs in Europe, and a single PoP presence in Turkey, Russia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australi, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada. But this is good news if you serve users in the UK. With Cloudflare, your UK visitors will be served from Amsterdam and sometimes from Paris PoP. Only the expensive Business Cloudflare plan ($200 per month) will ensure that your UK visitors are served locally. With QUIC.cloud, your users will always be served from the local London PoP.
If you are using a LiteSpeed web host provider, QUIC.cloud CDN might accelerate your web pages’ loading and the traffic will go back to the origin server only for dynamic HTML pages required on eCommerce websites.
You can also use QUIC.cloud CDN to extend the monthly visit limits on your hosting plan. For instance, in our separate post, we describe a hosting plan from Krystal Hosting restricted to 20,000 visits per month. By unloading most of the traffic to the QUIC.cloud CDN, it will be possible to extend such a limit to about 100,000 visits per month using a budget of just $1 extra per month. It will cost at least twenty times more to upgrade your account to the next Tier on Krystal.
It would be worth watching for an exciting feature planned for the future release by QUICc.cloud. They have promised the ability to “pre-warm” multiple POPs so that even first-time visitors will get blazing fast speeds when they connect to your website. This is a big deal, and if QUIC.cloud can manage to implement this, it would instantly put them as a winner in the competition with both the APO service from Cloudflare and Perma Cache of BunnyCDN. But don’t wait for it to occur in next few monts; it is a direction of travel, not a promised deal.

Next Steps

When using a good CDN provider, it may look like you no longer need to worry about your hosting provider. If you have enough traffic, serve your static content and your HTML files via QUIC.cloud CDN. The most common use of an origin server will be for editing and management of a WordPress site. This is a great starting point for an informational brochure website. Building a website with visitor comments, subscription pages, or an online store? Your choice of web hosting still affects how easily you can scale traffic to your website when serving dynamic PHP requests.
If your website only has a small amount of traffic and serves users in a single country such as Germany, it might make more sense to find a great local web hosting option rather than relying heavily on CDN providers.
When it comes to picking a hosting provider, there are many options that vary in terms of features and benefits. We have sorted out which hosting providers are the best for US and UK businesses. Our separate report provides detail on providers, and we recommend considering plans offered by MechanicWeb. Their Zen 3 AMD Ryzen servers offer blazing-fast performance and help you increase conversion through faster websites.
NameHero offers one of the good deals but is running almost two times slower servers using Zen 2 ADD EPYC hardware. The 2020 Best Web Hosting Company award is just one of the many recognitions given to the company. They provide excellent service at an affordable price, so checking out their Turbo Cloud hosting is a no-brainer; it costs less than $8/month. NameHero keeps its hardware in a top-level DataCenter that is managed by Liquid Web. Roughly 500,000 websites have hosting through NameHero, and it is clear that the award they received reflects a large and committed user base. NameHero has a library of videos from Ryan Gray, the CEO, to help users understand how to use their services.
To have the best website possible, you need to hire someone with expertise in Web design. Because many designers don’t have a background in web development, there is, unsurprisingly, an increasing number of failures. You might be surprised to learn that most web designers are unable to design pages that load quickly. The article “How to Choose a Web Design Agency” discusses how you can evaluate your short-listed agencies.
If you require assistance with the development of high-speed loading for your web pages, feel free to get in touch at svetlana.zh@webwhim.co.uk
WebWhim is a design company located in Cambridge, UK, specialising in website development. We offer graphic and web design and are experts at providing world-class service to our clients. Our backgrounds in the field make our company the perfect choice for all of your needs. We are fully committed to providing an exceptional service that enables our clients to concentrate more on running their business while the task of designing a fast website will be taken care of by us. Head over to our website design page for more information.
We offer a variety of services, including branding design, eCommerce development, and technical SEO optimisation. Our consulting can help you select the best web hosting provider for your business so that you have access to all the tools you need without any challenges. We are a small company, but we can manage all your needs.
Visit our WordPress research portal for more information. We’ve spoken with various hosting providers and plugin developers to put together six research articles that help both web design agencies and website owners catch up on the different aspects of the WordPress ecosystem. A knowledgeable web design agency is crucial to delivering blazing-fast pages, as are proper plugins and tools, a great hosting provider, and fast CDN. These are the basics that every website needs to run efficiently.