Cheap CDN Hosting: QUIC.cloud and Cloudflare

A CDN traditionally hosted only static files like images, JavaScript and CSS. But new technologies from QUIC.cloud and Cloudflare, allow for full site hosting on POPs around the world. Finally, cheap CDN hosting is within reach, and it'll change web hosting forever. Welcome to a new world, where … [Read more...]

The Best CDN in South Africa isn’t Good Enough!

Africa has a CDN problem. It's unique in that almost every CDN company has a server in Africa but using it will probably slow down your site! We're so used to the idea of "needing a CDN", that we never pause to consider the exceptions. And Africa is an exception. It doesn't matter if you have the … [Read more...]

Why Pay for a CDN if Cloudflare is Free?

I've often called Cloudflare the best CDN, even though it's free. And honestly, it's not easy to refute. Cloudflare works so well and with so little setup, that they dominate the CDN space like no other. So why would you even bother paying money for a CDN like KeyCDN or BunnyCDN when Cloudflare is … [Read more...]

Every CDN Ignores Your Cache Retention Preferences

After years of working with different CDN providers, I've reached a disturbing conclusion. All CDNs ignore your cache retention preferences. They flush your data long before you want them to. And I have the data to prove it. This drags down your cache hit ratio and slows down your site. Ideally, … [Read more...]

Why Cloudflare is the Best CDN (Even if it’s Free!)

I've been experimenting with a lot of different CDNs lately, and I've come to a realization. Cloudflare is the best CDN out of all the others in the market. It's easy to take it for granted. It's free, after all. It comes with most hosting plans out of the box. Hosts like SiteGround for example, … [Read more...]

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